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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lovgate.O

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

It opens a TCP port, allowing the affected computer to be remotely accessed. It attempts to obtain the password for the administrator account. It spreads via email and across computer networks.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 20, 2003
Detection updated on:March 9, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lovgate.O is a worm with backdoor characteristics that opens a TCP port, thus allowing the affected computer to be remotely accessed. It also attempts to obtain the password for the administrator account.

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