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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Lovgate.AQ

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lovgate.AQ
Technical name:W32/Lovgate.AQ.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It opens a port and sends an e-mail message to a remote user, in order to notify that the affected computer is accessible through the opened port.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 19, 2004
Detection updated on:July 21, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lovgate.AQ is a worm with backdoor characteristics that uses several techniques in order to spread: e-mail messages, the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA, shared network resources, etc.

In addition, Lovgate.AQ ends several processes associated to other worms.

Lovgate.AQ opens a port and sends an e-mail message to a remote user, in order to notify that the computer has been affected and it is accessible through the opened port. In addition, it attempts to obtain the administrator's access password, using the brute force method.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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