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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Antilam

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Antilam
Technical name:Bck/Antilam
Threat level:Low
Alias:BackDoor-AJW, Backdoor.Antilam.20
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens a communication port in order to allow a hacker to gain access to the affected computer and log the keystrokes.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 13, 2003
Detection updated on:March 19, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Antilam is a Trojan that goes memory resident and opens a communication port through which the hacker can gain remote access to the affected computer.

There are many versions of Antilam and the aim of many of these versions is to log the keystrokes and save them in a file.                             

By doing this, it can save confidential information in this file, such as user names and passwords for accessing the computer and the Internet, credit card numbers, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Antilam is easy to identify as, when it activates, it displays a fake error message related to Windows sockets.