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How to Uninstall Segurazo Antivirus


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? 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.

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.

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.


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.
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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
      • 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:.
    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.
    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).
    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.

    Remove Segurazo from Internet Explorer:

    1. When in IE, click on the main browser menu indicated by a gear icon and go to Manage add-ons.
    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 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.

    Remove Segurazo from Firefox:

    1. From within the Firefox browser, click on the three parallel lines (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.
    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.

    Remove 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.
    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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