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Domn File Virus (.domn Ransomware ) – How to Remove It

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What is Domn ransomware? What are .domn files? How to remove Domn virus and try to restore files?

Update October 2019. Domn virus is the name of a ransomware infection, that belongs to the STOP Ransomware family of viruses. This nasty threat gets silently into your computer, executes specific commands and then obtains administrator rights to pass several attack stages. Its main goal is to render your files temporarily obsolete as this consequence leads to the extortion of a ransom fee. The extortion happens with the help of a ransom note file named _readme.txt

Read this article to learn how to remove Domn virus and how to potentially restore .domn files.

Threat Summary

NameDomn virus
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Short DescriptionA variant of STOP Ransomware. Aims to encrypt files and asks you to pay hundreds of dollars in BitCoin to get them to work again.
SymptomsFiles have the .domn extension and cannot be opened. A ransom note, called _readme.txt is also dropped on the infected PC.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable Files
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Domn virus (.domn File) – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

One of the main methods used for the delivery of Domn virus on targeted computer systems is to get victims to open files attached to spam e-mails sent to them. These attachments are usually fake invoices, receipts and several other types of documents that are designed to appear legitimate. Another infection method prays upon victims who download torrents and programs online. The crooks may mask the infection file of Domn virus as some sort of legitimate type of file that many users are looking to download, like media player installer or some other portable program, crack or patch. Once the malicious file is downloaded and run an infection with Domn virus is inevitable.

As soon as Domn virus is executed on your computer, it may establish connection to the command and control server of the cyber-criminals and begin to relay the follwing information from your PC:

  • IP Address.
  • Language.
  • Antivirus type.
  • OS version.

Based on that information the Domn virus may drop its virus files in one of the following Windows directories:

  • %AppData%
  • %Local%
  • %LocalLow%
  • %Roaming%
  • %Temp%

When it has all the needed files on the system, the ransomware starts executing them in a predefined order and passes through several attack stages. During the attack, the threat interferes with essential settings, hence it corrupts the system in a way that it remains extremely vulnerable to future malicious changes and malware attacks.

The main attach stage is data encryption. When the Domn virus starts encrypting files, it may use the AES encryption algorithm. This cipher is also known as Advanced Encryption Standard and its main purpose is to replace data from the original file with the cipher data, adding the Domn virus extension to file’s name. This makes the file unreadable. The encryption ends with the generation of a unique asymmetric decryption key. Since .doms files can be decrypted with this key, the criminals ask victims to pay a hefty ransom to get it and get their files to work again. The files, that are encrypted by Domn virus can be of the following types:

  • Documents.
  • Videos.
  • Images.
  • Archives.
  • ISO files.
  • Backups.
  • Presentations.
  • Databases.
  • Other important files.

Among the files associated with Domn virus infection is its ransom note file called _readme.txt. When opened the file presents the following message:

ATTENTION!

Don’t worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
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You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
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Beware that the ransom payment is not always a way to recover .domn files. Cybercriminals happen to send broken decryption keys due to bugs in their malware. Sometimes they also neglect messages from victims and stop answering at all.

Remove Domn Virus and Try to Restore Files

To remove Domn virus successfully, we recommend that you use the instructions in the steps below. They have been made to guide you through the removal process and eliminate Domn virus successfully. If you want to be fully sure that Domn virus is removed entirely, then we strongly suggest that you go straight to downloading an advanced malware removal software. Such program has been designed from the ground up to scan your PC so it can eliminate all files and objects related to Domn virus.

To try and get your .domn files back, we strongly recommend that you follow the “Try to restore” step below. The methods there are not a direct solution to the .domn files but could help you to restore at least some of your data.

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Domn virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Domn virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Domn virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Domn virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Domn virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Domn virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Domn virus.

Ransomware infections and Domn virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Domn virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Domn virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Domn virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Domn virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Domn virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Domn virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Domn virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Domn virus.

Ransomware infections and Domn virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Domn virus FAQ

What is Domn virus ransomware and how does it work?

Domn virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does Domn virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Domn virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of Domn virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .Domn virus files?

You can't. At this point the .Domn virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Domn virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Domn virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".Domn virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Domn virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of Domn virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Domn virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Domn virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Domn virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

1 Comment

  1. AvatarPANKAJ

    My pc is infected with .domn virus. all my files/photo/etc are convrted to .domn extension and not working now. How i can recover that data.

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