W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm. It has been repacked to make it difficult for existing antivirus software to detect.
W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm is also a mass-mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the email addresses it finds in the files whose extensions start with "ht." The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list.
W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm attempts to copy itself to all the computers on a local network, and then infect those computers. The worm also has Backdoor Trojan capabilities. By default, the Trojan component listens on port 10168.
If the infected computer runs Windows NT, 2000, or XP, the worm will attempt to disguise itself as the normal Windows process, "LSASS.EXE."
This threat is written in the C++ programming language and is compressed several times with ASPack.
Also Known As: I-Worm.LovGate.i [KAV], W32/Lovgate.l@M [McAfee]
Variants: W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm, W32.HLLW.Lovgate.J@mm
Infection Length: 142,336 bytes
Systems Affected: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected: Windows 3.x, Microsoft IIS, Macintosh, OS/2, UNIX, Linux