A new variant of the Lovgate has been discovered on 5th of April, 2004.
Disinfection & Removal
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The worm executable is packed with ASPack and JDPack.
Some of the text on the worm's executable has been scrambled using ROT13.
It will copy itself to:
Adding an entry in WIN.INI to be loaded at Windows startup.
As well as to the location:
For which an entry in the Windows Registry will be created:
[HKLM\'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "Hardware Profile" = %sysdir%\hxdef.exe
It will try to send email through Windows' MAPI. The messages sent through this method have the following characteristics.
The body will contain the text:
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about,don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; ... ... more look to the attachment.
And attachment file name chosen from:
the hardcore game-.pif Sex in Office.rm.scr Deutsch BloodPatch!.exe s3msong.MP3.pif Me_nude.AVI.pif How to Crack all gamez.exe Macromedia Flash.scr SETUP.EXE Shakira.zip.exe dreamweaver MX (crack).exe StarWars2 - CloneAttack.rm.scr Industry Giant II.exe DSL Modem Uncapper.rar.exe joke.pif Britney spears nude.exe.txt.exe I am For u.doc.exe
When using its internal SMTP engine, messages will look like:
Subject: test hi hello Mail Delivery System Mail Transaction Failed Server Report Status Error Body: This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Mail failed. For further assistance, please contact! The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment. It's the long-awaited film version of the Broadway hit. The message sent as a binary attachment.
Attachment name will be composed from a name chosen from:
document readme doc text file data test message body
followed by a extension like:
.pif .scr .exe .cmd .bat
It will copy itself to the Kazaa shared folder with names like:
wrar320sc REALONE BlackIcePCPSetup_creak Passware5.3 word_pass_creak HEROSOFT orcard_original_creak rainbowcrack-1.1-win
.exe .scr .pif .bat
Local Network Spreading.
When copying itself to shared resources, the following filenames will be used:
WinRAR.exe Internet Explorer.bat Documents and Settings.txt.exe Microsoft Office.exe Windows Media Player.zip.exe Support Tools.exe WindowsUpdate.pif Cain.pif MSDN.ZIP.pif autoexec.bat findpass.exe client.exe i386.exe winhlp32.exe xcopy.exe mmc.exe
Detection in F-Secure Anti-Virus was published on April 5th, 2004 with update:
Detection Type: PC
Description Created: Ero Carrera