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|Effects: ||It opens a communication port, notifies an attacking user that the affected computer is connected to the Internet and allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 25, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 3, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Lovgate.gen is a generic detection for future variants of the Lovgate family. This group of worms have Trojan characteristics, and share the following common features:
- It spreads across shared folder resources.
- Once it is run, it opens a communication port and sends e-mail messages to certain addresses, in order to inform an attacking user that the affected machine is connected to the Internet.
- It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to perform actions that compromise the user confidentiality.
- It accepts remote commands in order to configure itself.
- Some variants could infect executable files.
Lovgate.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached the computer.