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  3. W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

February 19, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:43:15 AM
Also Known As:
Win32/Lovgate.A@mm [RAV], W32/Lovgate.a@M [McAfee], I-Worm.Supnot.b [KAV]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm is a mass mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files, with a file extension that starts with "ht" (for example, all the .htm or .hta files). The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm also attempts to copy itself to all the computers on a local network, and then infect these computers. The worm also has a backdoor Trojan capability. 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."

W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm is written in the C++ programming language and is compressed with ASPack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 19, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 19, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 19, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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