Threat Description



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


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


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.

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:


followed by many commended lines.

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


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