Lightwave User Since 1990
That, plus I noticed that the overall lighting looks different.Using your settings alone, did not help me. I got multiple red dots on frame 0.
In Sensei's post #35 above, the lighting looks like bright sun. His post with the HDR Exposure plugin helped the red pixels, but changed the lighting to look more overcast, with no sun/shadow anymore.
Maybe instead of adding the HDR Exposure plugin to the image in the Image Editor, you could instead use the "Limit dynamic range" in the Post processing tab. You could try experimenting with the upper limit until the red dots go away.