Bluetooth-Worm:SymbOS/Cabir identifies a large family of Bluetooth-worms that runs on Symbian mobile phones that support the Series 60 platform.

F-Secure Mobile Security for Symbian Series 60 will detect Cabir and will delete the worm components. After deleting the worm's files you can delete this directory:

  • c:\system\symbiansecuredata\caribesecuritymanager\

Disinfection Utility

Our F-Cabir Utility program can be used to disinfect the phone. The program is available for direct download to the phone:

1. Open web browser on the phone

2. Go to

3. Select link "F-Cabir"

4. Download the file and select open after download

5. Install the F-Cabir tool

6. Go to applications menu and start F-Cabir

7. Select scan and answer yes when tool asks do you want to disinfect

F-Cabir can also be downloaded from our website:


Manual Disinfection

Alternatively, you can disinfect the system manually by installing a file manager application and manually deleting these files:

  • c:\system\apps\caribe\
  • c:\system\apps\caribe\caribe.rsc
  • c:\system\apps\caribe\flo.mdl
  • c:\system\recogs\flo.mdl
  • c:\system\symbiansecuredata\caribesecuritymanager\
  • c:\system\symbiansecuredata\caribesecuritymanager\caribe.rsc

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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