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It infects executable files and it acts as a backdoor Trojan.
|First detected on:||May 16, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 10, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
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.
Lovgate.M is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.