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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published May 31, 2005 | Updated Aug 15, 2011


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/LovGate.A!Worm (CA) W32.HLLW.Lovgate@mm (Symantec) WORM_LOVGATE.A (Trend Micro) W32/Lovgate.a@M (McAfee)


Win32/Lovgate is a family of mass-mailing worms that targets computers running certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The worm sends itself to e-mail addresses that it finds on the infected computer. The worm may also spread to writeable network shares. The worm has a backdoor component that allows attackers to remotely access and control the infected computer.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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