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  3. W32.Lovgate.AK@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

July 28, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:25:53 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Lovgate.q@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.LovGate.gen [Kaspersky]
Systems Affected:

W32.Lovgate.AK@mm is a variant of W32.Lovgate.W@mm that:
  • Attempts to reply to all the email messages in the Microsoft Outlook inbox.
  • Scans files that have the .txt, .pl, .wab, .adb, .tbb, .dbx, .asp, .php, .sht, and .htm extensions for email addresses.
  • Uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the addresses that it finds.
  • Attempts to copy itself to Kazaa-shared folders and all the computers on a local network.

The From line of the email is spoofed and the Subject and the Message vary. The attachment name also varies, with a .bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, or .scr file extension. The worm may also send a .zip file containing the attachment.

This threat is written in the C++ programming language and is compressed with JDPack, ASPack, and UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 28, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 28, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 28, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Takayoshi Nakayama

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