ARCHIVED: How do I remove the Monkey virus?

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The Monkey virus (also called Stoned Monkey or Empire Monkey) has gained a reputation for being difficult to remove. It infects the boot sector, encrypts it, and moves it to a different portion of the hard drive. Any attempt to boot the machine with a floppy will result in an unreadable hard drive, as DOS cannot find the proper boot sector.

The simplest way to deal with this virus is to install an up-to-date antivirus software program, such as Norton/Symantec AntiVirus (NAV), which is available to Indiana University affiliates through IUware. NAV and similar antivirus programs will automatically remove older viruses such as Monkey.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 10:06:09.