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.inchin Files Virus
New ransomware from Scarab Danger series is circling around the web. Named after the malicious extension it uses the .inchin files virus aims to plague commonly used computer systems and corrupt personal files stored on their drives. Once started on a computer system, the ransomware seriously disrupts its security by implementing various malicious changes. Then it reaches the data encryption stage when valuable files are encoded with a strong cipher algorithm and renamed with the extension .inchin. In fact, the main goal of this nasty threat is to blackmail victims into paying a ransom fee to the hackers. That’s why the ransomware drops the ransom note file RECOVER.TXT on the infected PC and loads it on the screen.
|Short Description||Severe malware that is designed to encrypt valualbe files stored on compromised computers so that it can then extort ransom fee from victims.|
|Symptoms||Files are encrypted and renamed with a malicious extension|
Ransom message extorts a payment for files recovery.
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Freeware Installers, Hacked Websites|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Inchin virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
More Details About the Spread and Issues Caused by .inchin Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware)
Scarab ransomware has a new variant released in the wild. The threat is called .inchin files virus and apparently it is named after the associated malicious extension it uses for marking corrupted files. The infection file that triggers Inchin virus could be spread with the help of various techniques. Some of the most common are email spam messages, malicious email attachments, malicious URLs, infected software setups and fake updates.
Before the ransomware can reach the main attack stage which is data encryption, it infects essential system components. As a result, the infected system remains extremely vulnerable to future malware attacks.
As a way to ensure its persistent presence in the infected host, Inchin Scarab ransomware enters the Registry Editor where it modifies the auto-execute functionalities of RUN and RUNONCE registry keys. By creating malicious values under these registry keys, .inchin files virus becomes able to run its malicious files every time the Windows is started.
Soon after the threat reaches the files’ corruption stage, it activates a special module that features a sophisticated encryption algorithm. This module is designed to scan all drives for commonly used types of files so that it can transform their code and leave them unusable. As a result of the encryption your documents, images, projects, videos, text files, databases and other files that store valuable information could be encrypted and renamed with the extension .inchin.
The most common types of files encrypted by ransomware viruses are the following:
→ “PNG .PSD .PSPIMAGE .TGA .THM .TIF .TIFF .YUV .AI .EPS .PS .SVG .INDD .PCT .PDF .XLR .XLS .XLSX .ACCDB .DB .DBF .MDB .PDB .SQL .APK .APP .BAT .CGI .COM .EXE .GADGET .JAR .PIF .WSF .DEM .GAM .NES .ROM .SAV CAD Files .DWG .DXF GIS Files .GPX .KML .KMZ .ASP .ASPX .CER .CFM .CSR .CSS .HTM .HTML .JS .JSP .PHP .RSS .XHTML. DOC .DOCX .LOG .MSG .ODT .PAGES .RTF .TEX .TXT .WPD .WPS .CSV .DAT .GED .KEY .KEYCHAIN .PPS .PPT .PPTX .INI .PRF Encoded Files .HQX .MIM .UUE .7Z .CBR .DEB .GZ .PKG .RAR .RPM .SITX .TAR.GZ .ZIP .ZIPX .BIN .CUE .DMG .ISO .MDF .TOAST .VCD SDF .TAR .TAX2014 .TAX2015 .VCF .XML Audio Files .AIF .IFF .M3U .M4A .MID .MP3 .MPA .WAV .WMA Video Files .3G2 .3GP .ASF .AVI .FLV .M4V .MOV .MP4 .MPG .RM .SRT .SWF .VOB .WMV 3D .3DM .3DS .MAX .OBJ R.BMP .DDS .GIF .JPG .CRX .PLUGIN .FNT .FON .OTF .TTF .CAB .CPL .CUR .DESKTHEMEPACK .DLL .DMP .DRV .ICNS .ICO .LNK .SYS .CFG”Source:fileinfo.com
For the final stage of infection, Inchin ransomware drops a file called RECOVER.TXT and loads it on the screen. The file contains a specially crafted ransom message that attempts to extort a ransom fee for files’ decryptor. Here is its text content:
All your files are encrypted, and currently unavailable. You can check it: all files on you computer has expansion .inchin
Everything is possible to recover (decrypt), but you need to follow our instructions. Otherwise, you cant never return your data.
Write to our email Inchinaiturtle@protonmail.com.
Its just a business. We absolutely do not care about you and your deals, except getting benefits. If we do not do our work and liabilities – nobody will not cooperate with us. Its not in our interests.
For proof – send any file up to 5 megabytes and we will decrypt it.
If you will not cooperate with our service – for us, its does not matter. But you will lose your time and data, cause just we have the private key. In practise – time is much more valuable than money.
Your personal identifier:
Write to our email Inchinaiturtle@protonmail.com
!!! DANGER !!!
DONT try to change files by yourself, DONT use any third party software for restoring your data or antivirus solutions – its may entail damge of the private key and, as result, The Loss all data.
!!! !!! !!!
ONE MORE TIME: Its in your interests to get your files back. From our side, we (the best specialists) make everything for restoring, but please should not interfere.
Be advised to refrain from paying hackers the ransom as this action does not guarantee the recovery of your encrypted files. Since the code of their threat may be full of bugs, their decrypter may not be able to recover .inchin files.
Remove .inchin Files Virus and Restore Data
The so-called .inchin files virus is a threat with highly complex code that heavily damages both essential system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system securely again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could follow our step-by-step removal guide.
In the event that you want to attempt to restore .inchin files with the help of alternative data recovery methods, do check the data recovery step. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.
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.
How to Remove Inchin virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Inchin virus
Step 2: Uninstall Inchin 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Inchin virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Inchin virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Inchin virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Inchin virus.
Ransomware infections and Inchin 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.
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.
Get rid of Inchin virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Inchin virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Inchin 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Inchin virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Inchin virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money.
This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
Inchin virus FAQ
What is Inchin virus ransomware and how does it work?
Inchin 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 Inchin virus ransomware infect my computer?
Via several ways.Inchin 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 Inchin 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 .Inchin virus files?
You can't. At this point the .Inchin 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 .Inchin virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by Inchin 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 ".Inchin 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 .Inchin 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 Inchin 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 Inchin virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Inchin virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like Inchin 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.