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Lovgate.C is a worm that spreads across local networks and via e-mail.
Lovgate.C also acts as a backdoor Trojan, opening a TCP port (usually 10168). By doing this, it leaves the affected computer vulnerable to possible attacks. Lovgate.C also sends an e-mail message to the virus author containing confidential information on the affected computer: machine name, user name and IP address.
Lovgate.C creates a large number of copies of itself in the shared network drives that it manages to access. It also sends out a large number of e-mail messages to the contacts it finds in the Inbox and to the e-mail addresses it finds in a series of directories.
Lovgate.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.