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W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 13, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:01:17 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Lovgate.j@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.LovGate.j [KAV], PE_LOVGATE.I [Trend], PE_LOVGATE.J [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm. It is also a mass-mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the email addresses it finds in the files whose extensions start with "ht." The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm attempts to copy itself to all the computers on a local network, and then infect these computers. The worm also has Backdoor Trojan capabilities. By default, the Trojan component listens on port 10168.

If the infected computer runs Windows NT, 2000, or XP, the worm will attempt to disguise itself as the normal Windows process, "LSASS.EXE."

This threat is written in the C++ programming language and is compressed with ASPack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 13, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 13, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 24, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 14, 2003
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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: Douglas Knowles

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