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W32.HLLW.Lovgate.E@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:44 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Lovgate.a [KAV], W32/Lovgate.b@M [McAfee], WORM_LOVGATE.B [Trend], Win32.Lovgate.B [CA]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.E@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm. This mass-mailing worm attempts to email itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files that have file extensions beginning with ".ht" (for example, .htm and .hta).

The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list. The worm also has a Backdoor Trojan capability. By default, the Trojan component listens on TCP ports 10168 and 20168.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 4, 2003
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 4, 2003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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