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How to Uninstall Segurazo Antivirus


Segurazo

Segurazo is the security software manufacturer behind the Segurazo Antivirus product. Although Segurazo is technically a legitimate cybersecurity company, many other Antivirus vendors have labeled its practices as misleading and its products as a rogue.

Some of the most common complaints from users are that Segurazo seems to get installed without permission on the computer alongside different types of dubious and potentially harmful software.

 

How to Uninstall Segurazo

How to uninstall Segurazo? The Segurazo Antivirus is a program with shady practices.

The Segurazo Antivirus

Segurazo Antivirus is a security program developed by Segurazo that has a free (Basic) and a paid (Pro) version. Segurazo Antivirus Free barely has any useful functions and usually gets installed on the computer alongside different questionable apps without the user’s knowledge which is why many researchers label it as a scam.

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A promotional page for Segurazo Real Time Protection Lite.

Is Segurazo A Virus?

Most online searches concerning Segurazo are usually along the lines of “Segurazo Virus”, “Segurazo Virus Removal” or something else along those lines. The truth, however, is that this software isn’t any sort of virus – quite the opposite, it is developed as an anti-malware program that is supposed to protect the computer from viruses and other threats. The problem is that it has a number of questionable and unpleasant traits that make most users see it as unwanted and label it as a virus even if this is technically not true.

How Segurazo gets installed

One of the main complaints about Segurazo is that it tends to get installed on the system unnoticed and alongside other suspicious and potentially undesirable software. The main reason for this is the way Segurazo is usually distributed. If you want, you can download it from its official site, but most users get Segurazo after installing some other program that has had Segurazo bundled with its installer. If the user fails to notice the presence of additional software in the installer (and leave it out of the installation), they’d get that software added to their computer alongside the main program. Such software bundles oftentimes carry one or more unwanted apps so it’s no surprise if you get some other sketchy software in addition to Segurazo. Of course, you can usually remove all additional apps from the installation and only install the main thing but the presence of the added software is often not disclosed very clearly or is hidden behind Advanced/Custom Settings menus that are ignored by most users.

Other problems with Segurazo

Another problem that people have with this software is that it constantly nags them to purchase its paid version. You see, most users are first introduced to the free version of the program since this is the one included in file bundles. After the free version gets installed, it starts to show malware warnings on the computer as a way to persuade the user to buy the paid “Pro” variant of the program. These warnings are often nothing but aggressive marketing used to scare the user rather than tell them about a real threat present on their machine. In addition, the fact that Segurazo Basic (the free version) barely has any useful functions doesn’t help make this program more desirable either. Basically, unless you do go for the paid version of this program, there’s not much point in keeping it on the computer as it will hardly help you in any way and would mostly just irritate and obstruct you with its presence.

Why it is difficult to remove Segurazo?

Although this program is certainly not a harmful and dangerous virus like a Trojan Horse or Ransomware, it still is probably something you’d be better off without. One thing that caught our attention when trying to come up with a way to remove this software is that its files, Registry entries, and processes were protected as if they were system elements which can make it quite tricky to successfully get rid of Segurazo. Additionally, if you don’t fully remove everything related to it, chances are that the program may get reinstalled soon after you have supposedly uninstalled it. What’s even worse is that, while in the system, Segurazo tends to consume significant amounts of the machine’s resources (RAM and CPU) which is yet another reason why removing it is the preferable course of action. Furthermore, there have been reports from a number of users that this software has attempted (and, in some instances, succeeded) to install additional apps in the system without asking the user for permission.

Of course, if you wish to keep the program and use it, that’s a perfectly valid decision (especially if you go for the paid version) and will not put your computer at risk. However, we believe there are much better optimized and more reliable security tools out there, including ones with perfectly functional free versions.

Uninstall Segurazo

Lots of reasons to uninstall Segurazo.

If this does not do the trick continue with our detailed Segurazo uninstall guide below.

Segurazo Uninstall Instructions

If you need Segurazo uninstall steps, the following lines will show you how to get rid of this software.

  1. In the small search box under the Start Menu, type uninstall a program and select the first icon.
  2. In the list of programs and apps you see on your screen, find the Segurazo entry and select it.
  3. Click on the Uninstall button at the top and follow the on-screen prompts to Uninstall Segurazo.
  4. Look for other dubious programs/apps in the list and if you find any remove them as well.

SUMMARY:

Name Segurazo
Type PUP
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.
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How to uninstall Segurazo?

If you want to learn how to uninstall Segurazo Antivirus, the next steps can help you:

  1. Go to the Start Menu, type Control Panel in its search box, and press Enter from the keyboard.
  2. From the Control Panel, click where it says Uninstall a Program.
  3. Here, you must find and uninstall Segurazo by selecting it, clicking on the Uninstall option at the top, and following the prompts.
  4. If you see any other suspicious programs, uninstall them too.

Segurazo Uninstall Instructions for Windows

Note: While completing the next steps, you will probably need to exit your browser and/or restart the computer. Because of this, it is suggested that you save this page in your bookmarks so that you can quickly and easily find it when you start your computer again. You could also open it on another device (such as your smartphone) and look at it from there while completing the instructions.

  • Step 1

Before you begin the actual process of removing Segurazo Antivirus, you should put your PC in Safe Mode. This will make it easier for you to remove the unwanted software by not allowing its processes to start when Windows loads. These instructions on how to boot into Safe Mode will help you with this step if you don’t already know how to do it.

  • Step 2

  1. Navigate to the this folder: This PC(Computer)/Windows (C:)/Program Files (x86)/Segurazo.
  2. Scan all of the files in the folder with the free scanner below and if any of them get flagged as threats, delete them.
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    • Find and double click on the SegurazoUninstaller.exe file and click on the Remove Protection option.
    • If the uninstaller asks you to restart your PC, click on Restart Later.
    • Close everything that’s currently open on your screen (folders, programs, files, etc.) so that the only thing left is the Segurazo uninstaller.
    • Put ticks on both Antivirus Protection and Configuration files and then select Uninstall.
    • Wait for the process to complete and if the uninstaller asks you again to restart the computer, click on No.

    After this process is completed, there would usually be two files left in the Segurazo folder that you won’t be able to remove at the moment because an error message would pop-up every time you try to delete those files. After you complete the remaining steps from this guide, you should come back to the Segurazo folder and delete the remaining files – at that point, you should be allowed to do that.

    • Step 3

    Important!: This step will involve making changes in the Registry Editor of your system and deleting items that have been added to it by Segurazo. You must be very careful and only delete Segurazo items, If you remove something that you weren’t supposed to, this could make the system unstable so it is highly advisable to ask us in the comments section about any Registry items that you are unsure about.

    1. Type regedit.exe in the Start Menu and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
    2. Windows will probably ask you to confirm that you want to make changes in the system so click on Yes if this happens.
    3. When in the Registry Editor, select Edit from the top and then click on Find.
    4. Type Segurazo and select Find Next.
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    5. The first thing that gets found should be in this Registry directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Store. In the panel to the right, drag right the column with the names of the listed items so that their full names can be seen.
    6. Find an item (key) with the following name in the right panel, select it, and press Del from the keyboard: C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe.
    7. Repeat Step 4 (Find Next) which should lead you to this diectory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SegurazoUninstaller_RASMANCS. Delete the following Registry folders that are in the left panel:
      • segurazoclient_RASAPI32
      • segurazoclient_RASMANCS
      • SegurazoService_RASAPI32
      • SegurazoService_RASMANCS
      • SegurazoUninstaller_RASAPI32
      • SegurazoUninstaller_RASMANCS.
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    8. Click on Find Next again – the next result should be in this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Segurazo. You must delete that folder.
    9. Search for Segurazo again – this should take you to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Segurazo folder – delete this one as well.
    10. Find Next > the folder should be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager – click on it from the left panel and then delete PendingFileRenameOperations from the right.
    11. Search again and delete the \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe folder.
    12. Repeat the search and you will be taken to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\EventLog\Application directory – there you must delete an item labeled SegurazoSvc.
    13. Select Find Next one more time to get taken to a folder named \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe and delete it.
    14. In the left panel, scroll to the top, click on Computer, press Ctrl + F and do one final search for Segurazo just to make sure that there is nothing left from this software in the Registry.
    • Step 4
    1. Enter the Segurazo folder again (the folder location is This PC/Computer > Windows (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Segurazo) and copy its path from the address bar at the top.
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    2. Write down on a piece of paper he exact names of the remaining files that you are unable to delete.
    3. Go to the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click on Processes, select the File Explorer process and click on the End Task button.
    4. Open the Start Menu, type cmd, and right-click cmd.exe.
    5. Select Run as Administrator and confirm the action by clicking Yes.
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    6. When the Command Prompts starts, type the del /f<filename> command but in the place of “<filename>” paste the copied folder path for the Segurazo folder and right next to it type the name of the first file from that folder that you weren’t able to delete (this is where you will need the exact filenames that you wrote down in Step 2).
      • To paste copied text (such as the folder path) in the Command Prompts, right-click on its title bar (the top of the window), hover the mouse over the Edit button, and click on Paste.
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      • The following are two examples of how the command should look when you’ve added the folder path and filenames:
        • del /f C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll
        • del /f C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoKD.sys.
          Note: Be sure to include the spaces between del, /f, and C:.
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    7. After you have typed the command, press Enter and wait for it to complete.
    8. Repeat Steps 6 and with the next filename.
    9. Finally, return to the Segurazo folder and delete it – the files in it should no longer show an error message when they are about to be removed. Also, remember to empty the Recycle Bin once you’ve deleted the folder.
    • Step 5

    After completing the previous steps, there should be almost nothing left from Segurazo in your system. The only place where records of the unwanted program may still be present is your browser(s) so you must clear their data and extensions to ensure Segurazo is truly gone for good.

    1. Firstly, right-click on your browser (do this for all your browsers if you have more than one) and select Properties.
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    2. From the Properties window, open the Shortcut tab, click in the Target field, and delete everything that’s after “.exe” (if anything is written there).
      Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions
    3. Do not forget to do this on your other browsers – even ones that don’t seem affected by Segurazo.

    The following are browser-specific instructions for IE, Chrome, and Firefox.

    ie9-10_512x512 Remove Segurazo from Internet Explorer:

    1. When in IE, click on the main browser menu indicated by a gear icon IE GEAR and go to Manage add-ons.
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    2. From the Add-ons page, single out any extensions that may have been added to IE by Segurazo without your approval and delete them.
    3. Go to the browser menu IE GEAR again and click on Internet Options. If the current URL address of the browser homepage isn’t one chosen by you, replace it with the address that you want (preferable the address of a reliable and trusted site).
    4. Select Apply and restart the browser to make the changes take place.

    firefox-512 Remove Segurazo from Firefox:

    1. From within the Firefox browser, click on the three parallel lines mozilla menu (top-right), go to Add-ons, and then Extensions.
    2. Here, you must also delete any browser add-ons introduced by Segurazo or any other ones you deem unwanted or unneeded.
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    3.  Next, from the browser menu, go to Options, type homepage in the Options search bar and if the Homepage and new windows and the New tabs addresses have been changed without your permission, click on them and set them either to Firefox Home or to a Custom URL chosen by you.
    4. Exit the browser to apply the changes.

    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Segurazo from Chrome:

    1. Go to Chrome menu (three dots in the top-right) > More Tools > Extensions and delete the Chrome extensions that you consider unwanted or that may have been installed by Segurazo.
    2. Close Chrome and go to this folder: C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data.
    3. Rename the folder named Default to Backup Default.
      Rename the Folder to Backup Default
    4. Restart your PC, start Chrome again, select its menu and go to Settings. From the left, select Search engines and then click on Manage Search engines on the next page. If you see unwanted search engines or ones you don’t recognize, select the three-dots next to each one of them and click on Remove from list to delete that search engine.

    If the instructions from this page were not enough to get Segurazo fully removed from your PC and you still see traces left from it in the system, we strongly recommend using the advanced removal tool linked on this page that can quickly and automatically find the remaining unwanted data and delete it in no time.

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    About the author

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

    51 Comments

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      • You should remove these IP addresses from your Hosts file, save the changes to the file, and continue with the rest of the guide.

          • SpyHunter should not harm any programs or games. There really is no way to know if it will flag the crack files, this is on a case by case basis and whether some of these cracks actually do have malware in them (some really contain Trojans)

    • 127.0.0.1 app.drivereasy.com
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      suspicious ip addresses how to get rid of them

      • Simply delete them from your Hosts file as you would delete any other regular text. After that, save the changes and carry on with the rest of the guide.

    • Helped a lot. Just managed to delete the thing.
      Followed the steps above and it worked.

      Only problem I had was deleting the last file: had to run as admin through regedit and deleted it that way.
      No suspicious ip.

      • it doesn’t show up in my files or anything but when i look it up in the windows search bar it still shows it as if i still have it. help?

    • Hi Thanks for your post. I was struggling with this app for quite a few months in my PC since it get into hang states. Now i could able to remove this app using spyhunter app and now my PC is restored. Thanks.

    • # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
      # 127.0.0.1 localhost
      # ::1 localhost

      Do i need to do anything with these?

    • Help please, I can’t delete the two device\harddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86) reg entries. I think I deleted the Segurazo folder from program files before I started following your process.

        • I followed your guide. Since then I re-booted and went back to registry. Now those two entries seem to be gone so I’m crossing my fingers my pc is now clean

    • Hi i got stuck in step 6 when i put the : Del /f C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoKD.sys
      it says that the system cant find the file specified….
      HELP plz!!!!

      • Hello Jim, did you follow our guide carefully? If your system is telling you it cannot locate a files with such a name that leads me to believe you have skipped step 2 which is:
        Write down the names of the files that cannot be deleted (you will need their exact names for later).

    • First thing after I searched Segurazo, instead of the file name mentioned, it’s
      Computer/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Local Settings/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Shell/MuiCache
      How should I proceed next? I’m confused

    • I restarted and when I click SegurazoUninstaller it just asks if I want the app to make changes to my device. I also opened it in control panel uninstall or change a program and then because the file is hidden go to the top and do “\Segurazo Antivirus” and clicking yes and it goes to the uninstall page where I click remove protection it loads and I follow your instructions by putting it in the virus scanner and it says it’s not a virus then I click restart later… And it closes, and it does not appear behind all the browsers open even when I close them all! Please help!!!!

    • Hi, I’m stuck at Step 2, I found the file SegurazoUninstaller.exe, when I open it, the window that pops up says : “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”
      It does not have “Remove Protection option” for me to click as stated in Step 2.
      Please help.

    • It must be because they realized people are removing their crap from their system, they (Segurazo) changed the App name to “SAntivirus” and now (in my case as of 3/14/2020) they are installing it with this name. The instructions provided (by the way thank you folks for all the detailed instructions) are still valid, except you need to search for “SAntivirus”.
      I followed the instructions anwas able to remove most entries from the registry but not the main executable (in my case “SAntivirusClient.exe”). Even though I am running the CMD as an Administrator, it is saying “Access denied”! And this is the case, not just executable but even for DLL files in the folder.
      I will reboot and give it another shot. The ones that are removed should take effect and I am hoping the application will not locked to be deleted.

      • I followed the instructions anwas able to remove most entries from the registry but not the main executable (in my case “SAntivirusClient.exe”)

        The same for me, have you found many many others files beyond the ones provided?

        It shows for me files where there is no SAntivirus written, so i am afraid of continuing..
        Can you please help?

    • I’ve got both SAntivirus and Segurazo. There are two articles for them on this website. Which should i delete first?

      • Hello Mark,both of them are recognized as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs),some antivirus databases may consider it malwares and others may not recognize it. No matter which one you should delete first.

    • Hi, I cannot even uninstall. After I click ”remove protection” I am left with 3 options ”restart now”, ”cancel” and ”restart later” any of these options do nothing. Restarting makes the computer to restart and that’s it.
      I tried to delete the folder Digital Communication manually but it doesn’t work.
      This Segurazo was installed yesterday.

      • Hi Riccardo, please try to follow our guide carefully, when you select remove protection in the uninstaller choose the “restart later” option and then continue with our removal guide.

    • Hello, i am just trying it, but the folders appear to me as SAntivirus, can I follow the same steps?
      Because i have tried the step on registry and the search does not show segurazo..
      What i found in my lap top is this SAntivirus folders, but there many other files to delete, i am not a It person, just little bi afraid to continue..

      and i asked to execute the unstaller, it leads to the segurazo steps, please help. I believe i am doing right..

      Thanks for your guide, very helpful so far.

    • I managed to uninstall with Windows 10 in safe mode. Apparently being in safe mode is necessary, not optional. Then I used Malwarebytes to remove all the residual.

    • I am very frustrated. I have tried all of these things and it is still on my computer! My computer keeps getting slower. I can’t use the internet or open an app. My pc randomly crashes all the time. Help me. I want this fixed NOW

    • I cannot get this software of my computer. I accidentally tried to download a program yesterday and since then I cannot open word or excel or pdf attachments . How do I get this off. I am not an I.T person. My laptop has office 365 on it and I even had Microsoft come onto my computer today and he could not remove it. He asked me to ring the company and ask them to remove it!! Can you help me?

      Kevin Rogan from Ireland.

    • Hello!
      I got rid off this virus easily with downloading the SpyHunter app. I didn’t buy it so i had to wait 48h for the free version to clean up my computer. After the 48h passed everything is nice and clean. It was extremely convenient for a lazy person like me heheh. Also i deleted the extensions installed in chrome.
      Thank youuu xx

    • It doesn’t let me delete the harddisk volume files for the client and uninstaller on the registry thing. what do i do?

      • Hi David, first of all let me say that doing these steps manually can be dangerous for your operating system, with that being said can you please elaborate what happens when you try to delete them.

    • I am unable to delete the

      \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe

      and

      \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe.

      a “unable to delete datavalue” pops up

    • Im commenting just to say that segurazo is confirmed a virus disguised as antivirus. I downloaded daemon tools lite and when it prompted the amazing segurazo offer i clicked decline and it installed anyway. Firstly, i use revo unninstaller to unninstall then delete santivirus. It came back after reboot. Then i went safe mode, deleted every entry in the registry, ran malware bytes and deleted everything it found. All that without internet worried it could quiet download and install more shit. Hist file was clean. Program data folder was not so i manually deleted it. There was also an installer in the temp folder. After all that i managed to get rid of this shit. The cmd part on this guide didnt work for me even though i copy pasted the filenames. I have both ownership and full control of the folder and still wasnt able to delete. It took me 2 hours but i managed to get rid of this trash. Hope no more people get caught by this shady “antivirus”

    • I am having problems to delete the files in the cmd, wich I get the message that it was not found (step 4.6)
      my file is in C:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Communications\SAntivirus\SAntivirusKD.sys
      and it is the only one there

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