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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 February 25, 2015 revision 072
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 25, 2015 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 5, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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
Writeup By: Yuhui Huang

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