Threat Description

Carnival

Details

Aliases: Carnival, Carnival.A@mm, VBS/Carnival.A@mm
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Carnival is a mass-mailer (worm) written in Visual Basic Script.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

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Technical Details



Carnival.A arrives in a message that looks as follow:

     Subject:    Next Week: Brazilian Carnival
        Body:       That's Great...
        Attachment: Brazilian_Carnival.JPG.vbs

The worm activates when a user click on the attached file. It spreads to all recipients written in Outlook address book.

On the top of its code this virus contains the following text:

'Brazilian_Carnival


followed by many commended lines.





Description Created: Analysis: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure; February 2001


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