Lovgate.AO is a virus with worm characteristics that only affects Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers.
In addition, Lovgate.AO infects files with an EXE extension, by adding its code at the beginning and at the end of these files.
Lovgate.AO installs a backdoor, that listens to a random port. By doing so, it allows to gain remote control over the affected computer, in order to carry out actions that would compromise users confidentiality or impede normal work.
Moreover, Lovgate.AO gathers information on the affected system and sends it to its author.
This virus ends processes several process, if active in memory. These processes belong both to antivirus programs, and to other worms.
Lovgate.AO spreads via e-mail, across shared network resources and across network drives.
Lovgate.AO also spreads by means of the vulnerability Buffer Overrun in RPC DCOM Interface, so if you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computer, it is highly recommendable to download the corresponding security patch. Click here to download the patch.