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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
, through P2P programs, through shared network resources, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||June 3, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||June 23, 2009|
Lovgate.CM is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Lovgate.CM uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.