Incanto Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Incanto Ransomware is?

Incanto Ransomware is a threat that is believed to be in development still; however, our research team warns that it could start being spread at any point. This malicious threat comes from the same family of threats as ArmaLocky Ransomware, Hacked Ransomware, and Shiva Ransomware. In most cases, these infections are hidden in misleading spam email attachments that users are tricked into opening themselves. Once the file is opened, it initiates malicious activity immediately. Without a doubt, the main task for this threat is to encrypt files. That is done using a complex encryption algorithm that cannot be cracked manually. In very rare cases, third parties can offer free decryptors, but that usually happens when the infections themselves are weak. At this point, a decryptor that could help the victims of this particular ransomware does not exist. All in all, removing Incanto Ransomware is important regardless of whether or not you get your files decrypted.

When Incanto Ransomware encrypts files, it should add the “.INCANTO” extension to their names for easy recognition. If this extension was not added, you would need to go through every single file to figure out if it was corrupted. As you might have figured out by now, the extension itself has nothing to do with the process of encryption, and you will not free your files by deleting it. Once the files are encrypted, Incanto Ransomware also creates a file called “!!!GetBackData!!!.txt”. This file represents the ransom note, according to which, an RSA-1024 key was used to encrypt your files. It suggests that you need a combination of a private key and decryption software to ensure that files are recovered. The ransom note suggests that you can get the private key only if you email the “!!!GetBackData!!!.txt” file to This file contains your personal ID, and that, allegedly, should help cyber criminals identify you and provide you with the right key. The message also includes the so-called “reserve email”,, to ensure that communication is possible. Instead of contacting cyber crooks, you should focus on removing this malicious infection.

If you email cyber crooks as instructed via the Incanto Ransomware ransom note, they will push you to pay for the key and the software that allegedly can help you decrypt files. At this moment, the size of the ransom is unknown, but whether you are asked to pay one cent or thousands of dollars, you need to think if paying it is smart. After all, cyber crooks are not obligated to keep their end of the deal even if you keep yours. In most cases, ransomware developers collect ransoms, but fail to provide their victims with legitimate decryptors. Due to this, we suggest that you delete Incanto Ransomware right away, without even considering the payment of the ransom. If you are lucky, all of your personal files are backed up, and you do not need to even think about trying to get the decryption key.

Where is the launcher of Incanto Ransomware? If you have downloaded and opened it yourself, you should have no problem finding this file. This is the file that you need to remove immediately. After this, you need to get rid of the ransom note file, which might have multiple copies all over your operating system. After that, you need to inspect your operating system, and you should do that with a legitimate malware scanner. Of course, manual removal is just one of the options you have. You can also download anti-malware software, and that is the ideal option if you also need full-time protection. The right software will automatically delete Incanto Ransomware, as well as clean and protect your PC.

Remove Incanto Ransomware

  1. Find the {random name}.exe launcher of the ransomware.
  2. Right-click and Delete the file.
  3. Delete all copies of the ransom note file, !!!GetBackData!!!.txt.
  4. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately run a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner.

In non-techie terms:

If your operating system got infected by Incanto Ransomware, your personal photos, documents, and other highly sensitive files are likely to be encrypted. That means that you cannot access them. That is a tragic thing, and if you do not have backups for these files, they might be lost for good. Of course, the creator of the ransomware tries to convince you that you can save files using an encryption key and software. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be provided to you even if you pay the ransom. That is the risk you should not be willing to take. Overall, whatever happens, you cannot forget to delete Incanto Ransomware. This ransomware can be eliminated manually – if you know where the launcher is – or using automated malware removal software, which is the option we strongly recommend.