- Segurazo antivirus is not really an antivirus or system optimizer. It only disguises as these to trick you to install it.
- When the Segurazo antivirus scans your system, it alerts you to non-existent threats and convinces you to purchase software to combat these threats.
- If your system is infected with malware or you need to get rid of programs off it, explore our section for Removal Guides.
- Don't hesitate to check out our Antivirus Hub for more useful information on this topic.
This program is free to download, but many users also install it unintentionally.
Does the Segurazo harm your computer system? Is it a virus? Should you remove it? How do you uninstall the Segurazo virus? These are burning questions in the minds of everyone who’s installed this program.
In this article, we’ll answer all of these questions in detail.
Is Segurazo a virus and should you uninstall it?
Segurazo is not really a virus, but it’s malicious. Also known as SAntivirus Realtime Protection Lite, this program claims to help you find and remove threats from your computer.
However, instead of doing that job, the Segurazo gives you false positives, showing you non-existent threats and encourages you to purchase software that you don’t need and may be harmful to your PC.
Therefore, you have to uninstall Segurazo before it causes further damage.
The Segurazo virus tricks you into downloading and installing it on your system. When you realize what the application really is, you also find that there’s no straightforward way to uninstall it.
The application hides, and you wouldn’t even find it in the Add or Remove Programs list. Even if you manage to uninstall it, the program tends to reinstall itself.
How can I uninstall the Segurazo application?
1. Use the Segurazo uninstaller
- Navigate to:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Segurazo
- Double-click on SegurazoUninstaller.exe.
- Select Remove Protection.
- Restart your computer.
- Close all open windows and return to the Segurazo Uninstaller window.
- Mark the Segurazo Antivirus and Configuration Files checkboxes.
- Click on the Uninstall button.
- Don’t restart your PC when prompted. Hit No.
Note: The above process deletes all the Segurazo virus files except SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll and SegurazoKD.sys. You can’t delete them manually either. The next solution tackles these persistent files.
2. Remove the Windows Registry entries
- Press the Windows key and search for registry editor.
- Select Registry Editor from the search results.
- In the Windows Registry, hit the CTRL +F combination, search for Segurazo, and click on Find Next.
It should take you to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Store
- Right-click and delete the uninstaller program found in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe
- Press the CTRL + F combination again and hit Find Next.
This should take you to:
- Delete the following folders:
- Press CTRL + F and click on Find Next. You should land on the following folder:
- Delete the Segurazo folder.
- Go to the following path and delete the PendingFileRenameOperations value:
- Press CTRL + F and click on Find Next.
- Delete the value:
\Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe
- Navigate to the folder:
- Delete SegurazoSvc key.
- Press CTRL + F and hit Find Next.
- Delete the value found at:
\Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe
- Go up the Registry Editor navigation and click on Computer.
- Press CTRL + F, click on Find Next several times to see if any of the above values are not deleted. If you find any, delete it again.
3. Delete persistent files in Command Prompt
Remove DLL files
- Close all open programs on your system.
- Press the Windows key and search for cmd.
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, enter the following commands and hit Enter after every line:
del /f C:\Program Files(x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll
del /f C:\Program Files(x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoKD.sys
Remove the Segurazo folder:
- Open File Explorer and go to:
- Delete the Segurazo folder.
- Permanently delete the folder from the Recycle Bin.
The process explained above is the right way to effectively uninstall the Segurazo virus for good. You don’t need to purchase or download any special uninstaller.
Also, modifying or deleting folders and values in the Windows Registry can damage your system; so you must be careful to follow the steps carefully.