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Monkey.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Monkey.A
Technical name:Empire.Monkey.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Empire.Monkey.A, Stoned.Empire.Monkey.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It overwrites the information contained in the Partition Table.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Nov. 16, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

Monkey.A is a boot virus that infects the boot sector of floppy disks and hard disks.

Monkey.A is considered a very dangerous virus, as it overwrites the information contained in the Partition Table in order to prevent the user from accessing the information contained on the disk before infection.

Monkey.A infects the hard disk of a computer when the computer is booted from an infected floppy disk. Then, all disks used in the computer will be infected and the computer will have problems starting up.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Computers infected by Monkey.A will not work.