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Lovgate.F

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lovgate.F
Technical name:W32/Lovgate.F
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype:Trojan
Effects:  It creates a large number of copies of itself in the shared network directories and subdirectories.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:March 24, 2003
Detection updated on:July 12, 2009
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lovgate.F is a worm that spreads across local networks and via e-mail.

Lovgate.F 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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Lovgate.F is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.