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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.
|First detected on:||May 19, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||May 21, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Lovgate.AF is a worm with backdoor characteristics that affects Windows XP/2000/NT computers only. It uses several techniques in order to spread: e-mail messages, the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA, shared network resources, etc.
Lovgate.AF 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.
Lovgate.AF is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.