.inchin Files Virus - How to Remove It
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.inchin Files Virus – How to Remove It

In the unfortunate event that you are a victim of .inchin crypto virus it is recommendable that you avoid any negotiations with cybercriminals and consider the complete removal with the help of secure weapons of choice.

RECOVER.TXT inchin ransomware virus

.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.

Threat Summary

NameScarab Danger
TypeRansomware, Cryptovirus
Extension.inchin
Short DescriptionSevere malware that is designed to encrypt valualbe files stored on compromised computers so that it can then extort ransom fee from victims.
SymptomsFiles are encrypted and renamed with a malicious extension
Ransom message extorts a payment for files recovery.
Ransom NoteRECOVER.TXT
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Freeware Installers, Hacked Websites
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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:

Whats Happen?
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.
What guarantees?
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:
pAQAAAAAAAD=5jyuHZSH70VACER=I4zort73We3T1qB5Ef=Zqwa=wFRhdiVkgpYVvmJGPSg=izS***
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.
WuTang444@protonmail.com

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.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for four years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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