The 0x80080008 error code is related to windows updates. A number of people reported the problem appears after trying to check for updates. Some users managed to find a temporary solution using Windows Troubleshooter, however, the problem continued to press the line after a simple reboot stating the "Service registration is missing or corrupt" message. As a result of error inspection, experts found the reason behind 0x80080008 appearance is in Wups2.dll (the file included in the latest version of Windows Update) that was incorrectly installed. Apart from the prime reason we mentioned, there are grounds to believe that 0x80080008 may be related to the scarcity of files, wrong service configuration, and so forth. Below, we will show how to get rid of this annoying problem and continue receiving Windows Updates as usual.
Ziggy is a new ransomware-infection recorded in December 2020. The virus sneaks into your system disabling all protectionary layers on your PC. Then, it gets the job done by running data encryption with AES256-GCM and RSA-4096 algorithms. These ensure strong encryption, which is hard to decipher. Before going deeper into details, it is important to say that there are two versions of Ziggy Ransomware. The first uses the .ziggy extension along with victims' ID and cybercriminals' e-mail to configure the data. The later version of Ziggy Ransomware detected recently started involving the same string of information but changed the extension at the end to .optimus. For example, a file like
1.docxwould change to
1.docx.id[B68A285D].[firstname.lastname@example.org].optimusdepending on which version affected your PC. Following successful encryption, the malicious program creates a text file containing decryption instructions. The name of the files can vary from version to version, so there is no commonly-used, but initially, it was called ## HOW TO DECRYPT ##.exe.
Being part of the DJVU/STOP family, Enfp is a new ransomware infection targeting data encryption. Just like other malware of this type, Enfp appends its own .enfp extension to encrypted files. To illustrate, an innocent file like
1.mp4will change to
1.mp4.enfp, and similarly with other files. Developers of ransomware infections pursue monetary benefit - this is why there are providing paid instructions to decrypt your data. This information can be found in a text note (_readme.txt) created in each folder with the encrypted files. Inside of it, developers give a condensed summary of what happened to your PC. It is said that all of your pictures, databases, documents, and other valuable data were encrypted with strong algorithms, but can be returned. To do this, victims should purchase the decryption tool along with a unique key held by cybercriminals. The original price equals 980$, however, it can be decreased by 50% if you contact swindlers during the first 72 hours. Before doing so, you can also get a video overview of the decryption tool and send 1 random file (that does not contain valuable intel) to test whether developers can decrypt your files for free. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed way to decrypt files without the involvement of cybercriminals themselves.
Soap2day.to is a malicious website designed for tricking users into allowing push notifications. Soap2day.to and other similar domains claim that you should click on the "Allow" button to verify that you are not a robot; to continue browsing or other tempting headlines. Unfortunately, once allowed, it will start sending tons of unwanted advertisements to your desktop that contain malicious redirects to adult pages, free file-hosting websites, and other dubious resources that are meant to distribute various infections. Such pages can be visited either by inadvertently clicking on malvertising ads or because adware is installed on your computer and modifies browser settings. Besides that, unwanted programs that alter browser configuration can easily spy on your activity that displays information like passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, and search queries. The gathered data is therefore sent to third-parties for income purposes. If you spotted that your browser is acting weird by displaying various sites without your permission, then you should immediately delete malware from your PC by following the guide below.
One of the main computer threats today is ransomware. Those are devastating computer viruses, that encrypt user's files using various cryptographic algorithms and extort ransom money for the decryption key. It is especially sensitive for users, as it attacks either personal files such as videos, photos, music, or business data such as MS Office file formats, e-mails, databases. Such files can be crucial for business operation or extremely important personally as part of family memory. Malefactors can demand from several hundred to several thousand dollars as a ransom. STOP Ransomware is officially the most wide-spread and therefore most dangerous ransomware threat. There've been more, than 230 versions of this virus in 3 years. Each variation infects thousands of computers, and there are millions of victims of this nasty malware. In this article, we will explain typical methods to fight Ekvf Ransomware and decrypt affected files. In today's focus, versions of STOP (DJVU), that add .ekvf extensions. Recent samples use a very similar pattern to infiltrate PCs and encrypt files. After encryption ransomware creates file (ransom note), called _readme.txt.
Tabsearch.net is an unwanted search engine being part of a browser hijacker. The program that adds such changes does alter your browser settings to configure the search options. After Tabsearch.net becomes your default homepage, the queries entered in the bar will be redirected through series of unwanted links and eventually end up on legitimate Yahoo or Bing pages. The main goal pursued by cybercriminals is traffic generation and data collection for revenue gains. Tabsearch.net might have access to what you enter around the web and sell it to dark figures. Also, the extension promoting Tabsearch.net has adware capabilities. This means that the searched content may be accompanied by an increased number of unreliable ads generated by the extension. To remove these changes and avert privacy leaks, you should delete the extension or program (often both) affecting these changes. Follow our guide below to learn the necessary instruments to do it.