How to delete .kes$ Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware) permanently

Why my files got encrypted with .kes$ Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware)? Why am I noticing ransom note appear on the PC screen every time when I try to access the files stored in PC? Please help.

.kes$ Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware) is another variant of Scarab ransomware that appends .kes$ extension on the targeted files. It encrypts the targeted files and asks the victims to pay ransom money in order to get the decryption key. It uses a powerful AES military grade encryption cipher for encryption and makes it totally inaccessible for the victims.

This kind of malware is capable to infect all the versions of Windows based PC. Its payload dropper or malicious scripts can be intruded in the targeted PC through multiple ways. The cyber-criminals uses multiple intrusion methods such as bundling the payloads with freeware and shareware, spam email campaigns, peer-to-peer file sharing networks, unsafe hyperlinks and pop-ups and so on. As soon the malicious scripts installed in the PC, it automatically gets active and trigger the .kes$ Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware) in the work-station.

The malware does a quick scan of the PC in search of the files and data it can encrypt. It primarily targets the files that are used on daily basis such as multimedia files, audios, videos, music files and so on. Its ransom note says:

Contact us using this email address: [email protected]


Your files are now encrypted!




All your files have been encrypted due to a security problem with your PC.

Now you should send us email with your personal identifier.

This email will be as confirmation you are ready to pay for decryption key.

You have to pay for decryption in Bitcoins. The price depends on how fast you write to us.

After payment we will send you the decryption tool that will decrypt all your files.

Contact us using this email address: [email protected]

reserve email: [email protected]

Free decryption as guarantee!

Before paying you can send us up to 2 files for free decryption.

The total size of files must be less than 2 Mb (non archived), and files should not contain

valuable information (databases, backups, large excel sheets, etc.).

How to obtain Bitcoins?

* The easiest way to buy bitcoins is LocalBitcoins site. You have to register, click

‘Buy bitcoins’, and select the seller by payment method and price:

* Also you can find other places to buy Bitcoins and beginners guide here:


* Do not rename encrypted files.

* Do not try to decrypt your data using third party software, it may cause permanent data loss.

* Decryption of your files with the help of third parties may cause increased price

(they add their fee to our) or you can become a victim of a scam.

As you can easily notice, you are asked to communicate with the cyber-criminals. The unique ID and crypto-wallet address is also provided that is to be used for payment of ransom money. Remember that the aim of cyber-criminal is to make money. They are not going to provide any decryption key even after the money is paid. You precious time as well as money will go in vain.

How to Recover the Encrypted Files:

The retrieval of locked files is possible if you have backup of encrypted files in some external storage devices. Unfortunately, the cyber-experts have not been able to create a free decryption tool until now. In case, the backup is not available then you may try your luck using “Shadow Volume Copies” which is a temporary backup created by the PC operating system or using a third-party data recovery tool. You must remember that before you use any data recovery method, be sure that all the related files, scripts, payloads etc. of .kes$ Files Virus (Scarab Ransomware) have been removed.

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