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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.
|First detected on:||June 20, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 9, 2005|
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.
Lovgate.O is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.