Infected with Scarab Red ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?

What is Scarab Red ransomware

Scarab Red, also called Scarab Danger is a common version of the Scarab Ransomware – the virus, that encrypts users data. Created in the Russian-language country for demanding a Bitcoin payment from its victims, it spreads around the world.
The virus (crypto-trojan) is very nasty because of crypts victims files without any permission. Moreover, after encryption users can lose these files. Unfortunately, only a few versions of this virus are decryptable now. Encrypted files get .red suffix. For example, text file 123.txt after encryption becomes Firstly, virus encrypts doc, txt, pdf, xls and other documents, images, audios, video or other files. Sometimes file can get [random symbols].red extension. Scarab is a long list of cryptotrojans. Scarab Red is one of the second generation of viruses based on Trojan.Encoder.25574. If you want to remove Scarab Red Ransomware and decrypt .red files, please read our article below. If your files got another extension, please check all Scarab Ransomware versions and extensions in the list:

Scarab Ransomware – .scorpio, .scarab
Scarab-Please – .please
Scarab-Crypto – .crypto
Amnesia – .amnesia, .@decrypt_files2017, or .TRMT
Scarab-XTBL(Oblivion) – .xtbl, .oblivion
Horsia –
Scarab-Walker – .JohnnieWalker
Scarab-Osk – .osk
Scarab-Rebus – .rebus
Scarab-DiskDoctor – .diskdoctor
Scarab-Bomber – .bomber, or

Note, that one of the main features of every Scarab Ransomware version is naming and contains of notes with ransom demands, created by the ransomware. Please compare the example of Scarab Red Ransomware with yours:


All your files have been encrypted!
Don;'t worry, you can return all your files!
Your ID:
[random characters]
If you want restore files write on email: and

Advice: if your version of ransom notes has differences – please write us in comments, we try to help you to identify your virus.

If ransom notes of you PC equal with our example, please follow our article below, to remove Scarab Red ransomware.

Scarab Red ransomware

How Scarab Red ransomware infected your PC

Scarab Red ransomware comes to the computer without the user’s consent as an email attachment or when spam mailing. Also, it can come bundled with other malicious software through unprotected network settings. You need to use special utilities and programs that can help to protect your PC. If Scarab Red has already come to your PC, then you can use our detailed recommendations to remove it right now and decrypt .red files. HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Scarab Red ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Scarab Red ransomware:

Related connections or other entries:

Related files:

How to decrypt files infected by Scarab Red ransomware?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although, latest versions of Scarab Red ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Restore .red files using shadow copies


  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.

Protect your computer from ransomware

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Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.

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Written by Tim Kas

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