Segurazo is an antivirus program that most researchers and users categorize as potentially unwanted because it tends to get installed without permission. Once in the system, Segurazo begins aggressively prompting the user to pay for the full version of the program by using scare tactics.
Most users get this software added to their computer without realizing it because Segurazo tends to get distributed via other software, by being bundled with it. For instance, if you download some free app that has Segurazo added to its installer, and you install that app without checking the Advanced/Custom setup settings, you are likely to get Segurazo added to the system automatically. Most bundled software gets installed by default and in order to leave it out of the installation, you’d first have to uncheck it from the setup wizard.
The fact that Segurazo may use this somewhat sneaky method in order to get installed on more computers doesn’t necessarily make the program problematic but when you combine this with the other unpleasant traits that Segurazo has, it becomes apparent why most users would prefer to have it deleted from their systems.
One thing that we must mention about Segurazo is that this program is very closely related to another similar potentially unwanted software known as SAntivirus so if you have the latter on your PC, know that the information and instructions on this page may help you deal with it as well. Additionally, we have a separate article written for SAntivirus so click on the link we’ve provided to go to it if you are interested.
The Segurazo Antivirus
The Segurazo Antivirus is a legitimate security tool but due to the aggressive way it promotes its paid version and due to its sneaky distribution techniques, most people deem it unwanted. Another problem with the Segurazo Antivirus is that it’s rather difficult to uninstall it.
One of the major problems that people have with this program is its constant intrusive attempts to get users to purchase its paid version. You see, the Segurazo version that people get from file bundles is the one that’s distributed for free. This version of the program is not particularly useful as all it can do is scan your computer for threats and notify you if anything gets detected without actually helping you with the removal.
On paper, this shouldn’t make the program unwanted, but the issue is that the results from its scans may not always be accurate. Sometimes, Segurazo will exaggerate these results, telling you that there is a big number of threats and problems detected in the computer that needs to be resolved immediately while at the same time urging you to immediately purchase its paid version which could clean the system and resolve the detected problems. However, since many (if not all) of the detected threats and system issues may be non-existent, purchasing the full antivirus program may be unnecessary, especially if you already have a reliable security tool on the computer.
Needless to say, for as long as Segurazo free stays in the system, it will keep nagging you to buy the full version of the program using its scare tactics and fake warnings and this is the primary reason most users who have this software on their PCs seek ways to get it removed.
Is Segurazo a virus?
Segurazo is not a virus program although sometimes its behavior may make it seem like one. Segurazo is a legitimate security program but due to its difficult removal, questionable distribution techniques, and intrusive behavior, it is better to not keep it installed on your system.
If you have Segurazo on your PC and have made an attempt to delete it, you may have found out that the program simply won’t go away no matter how many times you run its uninstaller. The reason you might be unable to uninstall Segurazo is because of different changes that it makes in the system’s Registry in order to gain persistence and stay in the system for longer. Simply running the program’s uninstaller will more often than not fail to resolve the issue because there will still be Segurazo files and settings left in the system that will eventually allow the program to automatically return to your computer or that would simply prevent you from deleting it in the first place.
Of course, trying to uninstall this unwanted software the normal way is the first thing we suggest you do as it is the easiest and simplest removal method. If, however, that doesn’t work, we’ve prepared some more advanced steps and explained them in detail within our removal guide for Segurazo that you can find down this page.
The Segurazo uninstall
These Segurazo uninstall instructions show a quick method that you can try to delete the program but if they don’t work, you should try the more advanced steps further down this page.
- Select the Start menu and click on the Control Panel icon.
- Find a button in the Control Panel labeled Uninstall a Program and click it.
- Look for Segurazo or for any other item that may be related to it in the list of programs and apps.
- If you find the unwanted program there, click on it, select Uninstall from the top and follow the prompts to complete the Segurazo uninstall.
If this does not do the trick continue with our detailed Segurazo uninstall guide below.
|Danger Level||Low (This software won’t cause damage to the system but may cause slow-downs and aggressively promote its paid version by constantly prompting you to purchase it.)|
|Symptoms||Slower PC performance, aggressive pop-ups on your screen, frequent warnings about malware being present in the system that is usually false positives, unwanted apps getting installed on your computer without permission, etc.|
|Distribution Method||From its official website – Segurazo(.)com, and with the help of software-bundling.|
How to uninstall Segurazo?
To uninstall Segurazo, you should first try deleting it from the Control Panel of your computer like so:
- Press Winkey + R from the keyboard, type appwiz.cpl in the Run window, and press Enter.
- Look for Segurazo or other suspicious recent installs that might be linked to the unwanted software in the Uninstall a Program list.
- If you find any questionable items, select them and click on Uninstall from the top.
- To uninstall Segurazo, follow the instructions to complete the removal of the unwanted program.
If you are in luck, the Segurazo version on your computer might get removed after you complete these short four steps. However, in many cases, the unwanted software creates files and makes changes in the system that allow it to gain persistence and become difficult to remove. Unless you delete any such files and revoke any changes made in your system by Segurazo, you may not be able to get rid of this software. Therefore, if Segurazo still seems to be present in the system even after you’ve tried to uninstall it from the Control Panel/Uninstall a Program list, then you should proceed to the more advanced removal steps we’ve posted below and follow them exactly as they are shown. The same applies if you weren’t allowed to uninstall the Segurazo program when trying to complete the steps from above.
Segurazo Uninstall Instructions for Windows
The following Segurazo Uninstall instructions for Windows show in more detail how you can delete this unwanted app from your computer. If the short instructions from above didn’t help with the removal, complete our advanced Segurazo uninstall instructions for Windows to get rid of the unwanted software.
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Step 1: Enable Safe Mode
Having your computer in Safe Mode is important when trying to troubleshoot most types of software issues as this helps prevent any problematic processes from interrupting your work and preventing you from resolving the issue. If you need help with entering Safe Mode, you can find a separate guide on how to do that for different versions of Windows on this page.
Step 2: Run the uninstaller
- Go to the Segurazo folder on your computer. In most cases, it should be located here: This PC(Computer)/Windows (C:)/Program Files (x86)/Segurazo.
- Use our free malware scanner to check the files present in that folder for malware and if the scanner flags any of them as potential threats, delete the flagged files.
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- Double-click on the Segurazo uninstallation executable – the file should be named SegurazoUninstaller.exe.
- Select the Remove protection option and if the uninstaller asks you if you want to restart the computer, select Restart Later.
- Close all programs, apps, files, and folders that are currently open on the computer except the Segurazo uninstaller.
- Check Antivirus Protection and Configuration files in the uninstaller so that everything would get removed and then click on Uninstall.
- Wait for the uninstallation to finish and once you get asked if you want to restart the system, select No.
Usually, after the uninstallation is complete, there will be two files that remain in the Segurazo folder, and trying to delete those will result in the appearance of an error message on your screen telling you that you aren’t allowed to remove those files. The next step focuses on allowing you to delete those remaining two files because their deletion is essential to the full removal of Segurazo and the prevention of its potential return.
Step 3: Clean the Registry
Warning!: For this step, you will have to delete items from your computer’s Registry. Since the Registry contains many sensitive and important OS settings, you must be careful to not delete anything you aren’t supposed to as this could lead to system instability as well as to other unforeseen consequences. If you are unsure about anything while completing the current step, our advice is to consult us through the comments below before you delete anything.
- Press the Winkey and R keys again, type regedit in the search field, and click OK.
- When the system asks for your permission to start the Registry Editor, select Yes to proceed.
- Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type Segurazo in the search box.
- Select Find Next and you should be taken to this Registry location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Store.
- In the right panel, drag to the right the Name column so that you can see the full names of the items listed in it and then find and delete an item named C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe.
- Click on Find Next again – the location that you are taken to should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SegurazoUninstaller_RASMANCS. Here, you must delete the following folders from the left panel:
- Repeat the search – the next folder where there are Segurazo items should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Segurazo – delete the whole folder.
- Search for the next item – this time the folder should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Segurazo – this one, too, has to be deleted.
- Search again and you will be taken to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager folder. Select it and look to the panel to the right. There, delete the item named PendingFileRenameOperations.
- Do another search and delete the \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe folder that you will be taken to.
- The next search will take you to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\EventLog\Application – in it you should find and delete the SegurazoSvc item.
- The final Registry location that you should be taken to after you search for Segurazo items again should be \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe – you must delete this folder.
- Finally, collapse all folders in the left panel, click on the Computer icon from the top, press Ctrl + F again and perform one final search for Segurazo just to make sure that there are no items left related to it in the Registry. If anything is found, delete it and if not, proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Delete the remaining files
Now it is time to finally remove the files that remained in the Segurazo folder and the folder itself.
- Go to the Segurazo folder (This PC/Computer > Windows (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Segurazo), click in the address bar, and copy its location.
- Get a piece of paper to write down the names of the files that are left in the Segurazo folder. Be sure to write them down exactly as they are including their extensions.
- Start the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys in that order, go to the Processes tab, select the process named File Explorer, and then click on End Process to quit it. Select Yes when asked if you are sure you want to quit the process.
- Next, click on the Start menu, type cmd in it, and right-click on the icon that shows up first in the results (should be labeled cmd.exe).
- Click on the Run as Administrator option from the context menu and then select Yes to confirm that you want to open this tool.
- When the Command Prompt window shows up on the screen, type the del /f command, followed by the path to the Segurazo folder that you copied and then one of the filenames that you wrote down earlier.
- To paste copied text in the Command Prompt, click with the right button of the mouse on the title bar of the window, select Edit, and then click on Paste.
- To paste copied text in the Command Prompt, click with the right button of the mouse on the title bar of the window, select Edit, and then click on Paste.
- When typing the full command, be very careful not to miss any of the single spaces that should be in it (for example, the space between “del” and “/f” or between “/f” and the folder path. Here are two examples of how the finished command with the folder path and filename should look:
- del /f C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll
- del /f C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoKD.sys.
- When you’ve correctly written the command, launch it by pressing Enter and when it completes, execute it again this time with the other filename(s) that you wrote down.
- Lastly, go to the directory of the Segurazo folder, delete that folder, and then empty the Recycle Bin.
Step 5: Clean your browsers
It is possible that Segurazo may have made certain modifications in your browsers that must be revoked in order to ensure that this unwanted software has been fully eliminated, so we suggest you do the following.
- Go to the icon of your main browser, right-click on it, and select the Properties button.
- Go to the Shortcut tab, click in the Target box, and if there’s anything written after “.exe“, delete it and then click on OK.
- Do this with any other browsers that you may have in the system (even if you don’t typically use them).
The next instructions are browser-specific and are intended to help you clean your browser from elements that may be linked to Segurazo. We’ve shown how to do this in IE, Chrome, and Firefox, but the way to do it in most other browsers is very similar, so even if you need to clean another browser, it should be fairly easy.
Remove Segurazo from Internet Explorer:
- Start the Internet Explorer browser, click on the main menu icon (the small gear ) and click on the Manage add-ons button.
- Look for add-ons there that you think may be connected to Segurazo and/or may have been added to the browser by the unwanted software without your approval.
- Delete any such extensions that have been installed in the browser without your authorization.
- Select the gear icon again and now go to Internet Options. There, check the URL address if the IE homepage and if it is currently set to an unfamiliar site and/or one that could be connected to Segurazo, replace the address with that of a trusted and safe site.
- Click on Apply to enforce the changes you’ve just made.
Remove Segurazo from Firefox:
- Open the Firefox menu from the top-right and open the Add-ons settings.
- Delete anything that has not been installed by you in the browser.
- Click on Options from the Firefox menu, type homepage in the search bar on the Options page, and check the addresses for Homepage and new windows and New tabs. If they seem to have been altered without your permission, change them back to what they used to be before Segurazo modified them.
Remove Segurazo from Chrome:
- Click on the button with the three dots that’s right below the X in the top-right and then go to More Tools > Extensions – there look for extensions that Segurazo may have added to the browser and uninstall them.
- Quit the browser and navigate to the C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data folder.
- There, rename the sub-folder labeled Default to Backup Default.
- Restart the system, open the Chrome browser, go to Settings from its menu, and then click on Search Engines.
- Open the Manage Search Engines settings and block from the list of search engines all entries that you are unfamiliar with or that you don’t know if you can trust. To block a search engine in Chrome, click on the three dots next to the search engine entry and select the Remove from list option.
We hope that the manual steps we have shown here will be enough to rid you of the unwanted Segurazo app. However, if you are still struggling to remove it even after you’ve completed everything from the guide, it might be best if you tried the advanced anti-malware tool that’s available on the current page as specializes in removing undesirable software like Segurazo. Additionally, it can keep you safe from the latest Trojans, Spyware, and other dangerous threats that you may encounter online.