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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lovgate.E

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lovgate.E
Technical name:W32/Lovgate.E
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  

It opens a TCP port, allowing the affected computer to be remotely accessed. It gathers confidential information, logs keystrokes and sends this data to its author. It spreads via email and across computer networks.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 26, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lovgate.E is a worm with backdoor characteristics that opens a TCP port, thus allowing the affected computer to be remotely accessed. Furthermore, Lovgate.E sends an email message to its author containing confidential information on the affected computer: IP address, computer name and user name.

This worm also logs keystrokes entered by the user, so that it steals passwords and then sends them to its author.

Lovgate.E spreads via email and across computer networks, by making copies of itself in the shared network drives that it manages to access.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lovgate.E is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.