It is clear that Incanto Ransomware has invaded your operating system if your personal files now have the “.INCANTO” extension appended to them and if a suspicious notification demanding a ransom payment has popped up. If this is the situation you are dealing with, your operating system must have been invaded by a newer, more powerful version of this ransomware. The current ransomware is not fully functional yet, and it does not even spread. That being said, this infection has the potential to function as a real file-encrypting ransomware, and to underestimate it would be a huge mistake. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how this malware could slither in, how it could corrupt your files, and what kinds of methods it could use to make you do risky things. Unfortunately, if this malware manages to encrypt your files, it is most likely that recovering them will be impossible. Of course, whatever happens, you must delete Incanto Ransomware from your operating system as soon as possible.
According to the ransom note that Incanto Ransomware creates, the files are encrypted using the RSA-1024 cipher. The encryption key is likely to be downloaded without your notice using unauthorized connection to the Internet. Once the key is in place, it is used to mess with the data within the file to make it unreadable. A decryption key should be created along with the encryption key, but it is likely to be stored on a remote server that only the creators of Incanto Ransomware have access to. This means that recovering the key manually is impossible. This is where the “!!!GetBackData!!!.txt” file comes in. After the files are encrypted, the ransomware creates this TXT file to introduce you to the ransom demands. According to the message, you can get the decryption key (referred to as the “private key”) along with some decryption software by communicating with the developer of the threat via email@example.com. The message does not hide the fact that further instructions would be sent to you after the communication is established. Needless to say, you would be asked to pay a ransom.
The ransom note created by Incanto Ransomware informs that you can send one or two files to the provided email address to check if the decryption works. Of course, cyber criminals could decrypt files just to ease your mind, but that does not mean that all files would be decrypted after you paid the ransom. In fact, that is highly unlikely to happen. Our research team has analyzed hundreds of ransomware infections, including Exolock Ransomware, InfinityLock Ransomware, or Hacked ransomware, and the victims of these threats do not get the decryptors they need even when they pay the ransoms. Needless to say, we cannot advise paying the ransom requested by Incanto Ransomware. We do not recommend interacting with them via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com either, and if you do, make sure you use an email address you do not mind being flooded with spam. Speaking of spam emails, you should not open them because they are often used for the distribution of malware. It is possible that you have let in the devious ransomware by opening a corrupted spam email attachment as well. Therefore, when you find spam emails, we suggest removing them instead of interacting with them.
You can follow the instructions below if you have decided that you want to try removing Incanto Ransomware manually. As you can see, you need to find the malicious .exe file yourself. Since this file could have a unique name in every case, and you might have downloaded it to any folder, we cannot help you detect it. It is also exceptionally important that you scan your operating system to check if it is clean. The chances are that malicious components will be found, and, of course, they require immediate removal. Afterward, you also need to think about further protection of your operating system. If you cannot handle these tasks yourself, we advise installing and using a legitimate anti-malware tool. It will automatically delete Incanto Ransomware along with other potentially active threats, and it will also ensure reliable protection.