Domn Ransomware seems to be a newly created threat as it still does not work as it is supposed to. The sample tested by our specialists only encrypted files but did not display a note demanding to pay for decryption. Such behavior is unusual for a ransomware application since most of them are created for money extortion. In any case, a missing ransom note means it might be impossible to contact hackers behind the malware and pay a ransom in the hope of receiving decryption tools. To tell you the truth, it is not something we would advise you to do even if you could, because there is always a risk you could get scammed. The best way to get your data back is to use backup copies. Another thing we recommend if you come across Domn Ransomware is to erase it. If you prefer learning more about the threat before deleting it, we invite you to read our full report. As for users who came here just for deletion instructions, we can offer the steps available below this article.
Our specialists say that one of the first things a user should learn after receiving a threat like Domn Ransomware is where it might have come from. Many of them travel with infected email attachments or malicious software installers. Such files can be disguised to look harmless, which is why many users launch them without realizing they are malicious. It might be challenging to determine if a file is harmful or not just by looking at it. To be sure a file is not dangerous, you need to confirm something before launching it. That something is checking if a file does not come from unreliable file-sharing web pages, Spam, suspicious advertising, and sources alike. If it does, you should perform a scan with a legitimate security tool. It might seem like a lot of work to scan files that you encounter every day, but it is essential you do so if you do not want to infect your computer with malware by accident.
The problem with malicious applications, such as Domn Ransomware, is that they work silently in the background. Therefore, users may not notice or suspect anything. While the malware is hiding, it should perform an encryption process during which all of your pictures, photos, various documents, and other private files could become enciphered. Usually, such threats use robust encryption algorithm to encipher targeted data, so restoring it is only possible with specific decryption tools. Normally, threats similar to Domn Ransomware eventually reveal their presence by displaying a ransom note, but not in this case. It looks like the malware does not leave any instructions explaining what has happened to files that have .domn extension and how to restore them. The malware may not have a ransom note because it might be still a test version or because its developers forgot to create it.
If your files become encrypted by the same Domn Ransomware version that does not show a ransom note, we recommend erasing it. If you want to deal with it manually, you could complete the steps available at the end of this paragraph. The other way to eliminate Domn Ransomware is to perform a full system scan with a reliable antimalware tool that you prefer. Afterward, you should click its displayed removal button, and all of the located detections should be deleted at the same time.