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|Effects: ||It opens a communication port in order to allow a hacker to gain access to the affected computer and log the keystrokes.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 13, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 19, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
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.
Antilam is easy to identify as, when it activates, it displays a fake error message related to Windows sockets.