Segurazo removal instructions
What is Segurazo?
Segurazo antivirus (also known as SAntivirus) is described as anti-virus software that includes real-time protection, threat detection, and protection of data and passwords. In fact, this program is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since it is distributed through the download or installation set-ups of other software. Many people download and install software of this type unintentionally.
Segurazo allows users to run a quick or full scan. To remove any detected threats, however, they are required to activate/register it - in effect, pay for the 'full version'. Do not trust programs that are offered in the set-ups of other software. Furthermore, these programs provide dubious results - they detect false issues and do not fix any real problems. In summary, they trick people into paying for bogus software registrations. There is a strong possibility that Segurazo is one of these rogue programs. Additionally, developers often add more than one PUA to download or installation set-ups. They use this method to distribute browser hijackers, adware-type apps, and other PUAs. Browser hijacking apps change browser settings to promote fake search engines or other dubious web addresses. Additionally, these PUAs record IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of opened pages, entered search queries, and other similar details relating to users' browsing habits. Developers share the data with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware-type apps show various ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc.). If clicked, these lead people to untrustworthy websites. In some cases, they proliferate unwanted apps - once clicked, they run scripts that lead to download and installation of potentially unwanted applications.
|Name||Segurazo potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||Segurazo supposedly operates 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 do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
There are many other apps that people download and install unintentionally including, for example, PC Speeder Pro, Smart Sys Care, and PC Booster Pro. Generally, these programs are advertised as legitimate, useful, and so on. In fact, they do not function as promised and provide no real value.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
In some cases, potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from supposedly 'official download websites', however, users often download/install them through the set-ups of other (usually free) software. I.e., when developers use the "bundling" method and present PUAs as extra 'offers'. Typically, information about these additional downloads/installations is not properly disclosed, however, it can be found in "Custom", "Advanced", and other parts of the software set-ups. In other cases, people download or install PUAs when they click dubious ads that execute scripts designed to start the download or installation process of PUAs. In summary, 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 such as eMule, torrent clients, various dubious pages, and other sources cannot be trusted. Check all available "Advanced"/Custom" and other sections/settings of the download or installation setup and dismiss offers to download or install additionally-included, unwanted programs. Ads displayed on dubious sites (relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on) can lead to other untrustworthy websites. If the browser opens websites of this type or shows intrusive ads, check the list of installed extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and remove all suspicious, unwanted apps. The same should be applied to programs of this type installed on the operating system/computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Segurazo performing a system scan:
Segurazo download page:
Segurazo installation setup:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Segurazo?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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 time of research, Segurazo did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
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 (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the segurazo potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove segurazo potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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