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  3. W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 24, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:43:28 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Supnot.d [KAV], WORM_LOVGATE.D [Trend]
Systems Affected:

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm. This mass-mailing worm attempts to email itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files with file extensions beginning with "ht" (for example, .htm and .hta).

The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list. The worm also has a Backdoor Trojan capability. By default, the Trojan component listens on TCP ports 10168 and 20168.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.D@mmworm can also spread across the network shares. If the infected computer runs Windows NT, 2000, or XP, the worm attempts to disguise itself as the normal Windows process, Lsass.exe.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 25, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 25, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 26, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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