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VBS.Carnival@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 23, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:58:58 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Carnival@mm
Type:
Worm

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

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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