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Risk Level 2: Low

April 5, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:20:51 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Lovgate.x@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.LovGate.w [Kaspersky]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Lovgate.R@mm is a variant of W32.Lovgate@mm. It is also a mass-mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the email addresses that it finds on the computer.

W32.Lovgate.R@mm spreads through the DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026) using TCP port 135.

The "sender" of the email is spoofed, and the subject line and message body of the email vary.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 4, 2015 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 4, 2015 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 5, 2004
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: High
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Yuhui Huang

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