Threat description


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


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.


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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:


followed by many commended lines.

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


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