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Risk Level 2: Low

July 13, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:25:07 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Lovgate.ah@MM [McAfee]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Lovgate.AD@mm is a mass-mailing worm that spreads using the Microsoft Windows DCOM RPC Interface Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026), and through open network shares. The email has a variable subject and attachment. The attachment will have a .bat, .exe, .pif, or .scr file extension.

The worm infects executable files and allows unauthorized remote access to an infected computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 13, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 13, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 13, 2004
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