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by Marianna Schmudlach / March 24, 2004 12:25 AM PST

W32/Sluter.worm.gen, W32.Lovgate.Gen@mm, Win32/Lovgate.W

Win32 worm

W32/Lovgate-W is a worm with backdoor functionality that spreads via email, network shares with weak passwords and filesharing networks.
W32/Lovgate-W may arrive in an email with varying characteristics.

When executed W32/Lovgate-W creates a background process with the name LSASS.EXE, copies itself to the Windows system folder, sets registry entries, extracts a backdoor component as a DLL file, harvests email addresses from *.HT files and sends itself out.

More: http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32lovgatew.html

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