1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Carnival@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

February 23, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:58:58 AM
Also Known As:

VBS.Carnival@mm is a mass-mailing worm. When executed, it mails itself to all entries in all Microsoft Outlook address books. The attachment to the email message is the Brazilian_Carnival.JPG.vbs file.

VBS.Carnival@mm, like many other worms, is written in the Visual Basic Scripting language. Because many worms are written in the Visual Basic Scripting language, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 23, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 23, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver