The most-recent variant of the Windows “Lovegate” worm searches for .exe files (executables or applications) and renames them. First surfacing in February 2003, the newest “Lovegate” worms are the result of a long line of mutations. The most recent versions, discovered Sunday, are called Lovegate.AE and Lovegate.AH.
Because it replaces .exe files on the local hard drive with further copies of itself. This process leaves an infected computer unable to run any applications.
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