Uninstall unwanted applications like Segurazo

Also Known As: Segurazo potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Segurazo removal instructions

What is Segurazo?

Segurazo is described as anti-virus software that includes real-time protection, threat detection and protection of data and passwords. However, this program is actually a potentially unwanted application (PUA) because it is distributed through (download and/or installation) setups of other software. It is very common that people download and install software of this type unintentionally.

Segurazo unwanted application

Segurazo allows users to run a quick or full scan, either way, in order to remove any detected threats it is required to activate/register it. In other words, to pay money for a full version. However, it is not recommended to trust programs that are offered in setups of other software. Besides, quite often programs of this type provide users with questionable results, they detect fake, fabricated issues and do not fix any real problems. Simply said, they are designed to trick people into spending money on paid registrations. There is a possibility that Segurazo is one of these programs. Additionally, developers often add more than one PUA into various download or installation setups, usually they use this method to distribute various browser hijackers, adware-type apps and other PUAs as well. Browser hijackers are apps that change browser settings, they promote fake search engines or other shady addresses. Additionally, these PUAs record IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of opened pages, entered search queries and other similar details about user's browsing habits. Their developers share gathered data with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware-type apps are designed to show various ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc.) that, if clicked, lead people to untrustworthy websites. In some cases these ads are designed to spread unwanted apps, when clicked, they run scripts that lead to downloads and installations of potentially unwanted applications.

Threat Summary:
Name Segurazo potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Segurazo supposed to operate as a computer security (anti-virus) tool.
Detection Names Arcabit (PUP.Adware.ConvertAd), CrowdStrike Falcon (Win/malicious_confidence_80% (D)), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Related Domains segurazo[.]com
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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There are many other apps that people download and install unintentionally, for example, PC Speeder Pro, Smart Sys Care and PC Booster Pro. As a rule, these programs are advertised as completely legitimate, useful and so on. Unfortunately, there are cases where they do not function as they supposed to and their users do not get what they paid for.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In some cases potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from supposedly official download websites. Nevertheless, users often download or/and install them through setups of other, usually free software. To be more precise, when developers use a "bundling" method and present PUAs as extra offers. Typically, information about additional download or/and installations is not disclosed properly, it can be found in "Custom", "Advanced" and other parts of software download or installation setups. In other cases people download or install PUAs when they click questionable ads that execute scripts designed to start download or even installation process of one or another PUA. To sum up, inadvertent installations and downloads happen due to careless behaviour - when people leave the aforementioned settings unchanged or click ads that should not be trusted.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software (and files) from official and trustworthy websites. Third party software downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like eMule, torrent clients, various shady pages and other sources cannot be trusted. Check all the available "Advanced"/Custom" and other sections/settings of any download or installation setup and dismiss offers to download or install additionally included, unwanted programs. Furthermore, it is worth remembering that ads displayed on questionable pages (related to gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on) lead to other untrustworthy websites. If a browser opens websites of this type or shows intrusive ads, then check the list of installed extensions, plug-ins or add-ons and remove all suspicious, unwanted apps. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system/computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Segurazo download page:

segurazo download website

Segurazo installation setup:

Segurazo installation setup

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Segurazo adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Segurazo" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At the time of research Segurazo did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get unwanted redirects when browsing the Internet continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the segurazo potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the segurazo potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with segurazo potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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