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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lovgate.M

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lovgate.M
Technical name:W32/Lovgate.M
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It infects executable files and it acts as a backdoor Trojan.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:May 16, 2003
Detection updated on:Jan. 10, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lovgate.M is a dangerous worm, as it infects executable files on the affected computer. These files may be rendered unusable after infection.

In addition, Lovegate.M acts as a backdoor type Trojan. It opens a communications port and sends out an e-mail message to a remote user, indicating that a connection has been established. From then on, the affected computer will be vulnerable to remote attacks.

Lovgate.M spreads extremely rapidly via e-mail and across network drives.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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