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W32.Lovgate.AO@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 25, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:26:49 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.LovGate.ah [Kaspersky]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Lovgate.AO@mm is a mass-mailing worm that propagates through open network shares and prepends itself to .exe files.

The email has a variable subject and attachment name, with a .bat, .cmd, .com, .exe, .pif, .scr, or.zip file extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 25, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 25, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 25, 2004
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: Robert X Wang

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