Segurazo is a program whose developers classify it as anti-virus software. Based on the description of this program, it can scan the computer, detect various threats, and also protect the computer from malicious software. But, according to Security experts, this program belongs to the group of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The reason for this is that the program is distributed as part of free software. Most of the users on whose computer this program was installed were very surprised, because they did not download or install it. Moreover, they are faced with the fact that they can not remove Segurazo anti-virus using the standard features of the OS.
Security experts say that Segurazo is the so-called ‘system optimizer’. ‘System optimizers’ are a group of tools that, when scanning a system, finds a lot of fake problems, constantly displays fake warnings, with the sole purpose of forcing the user to buy the full version of the program. Since the full version of the program is able to remove all problems and restore the computer. Obviously, there is no need to buy the program, since all that it shows to the user is fake. You must ignore all fake messages and remove Segurazo as quickly as possible.
As we said above, Segurazo anti-virus is installed on the computer so that the user does not immediately notice it. That is, if you suddenly found it on your computer, then most likely that other unwanted software such as adware and browser hijackers could also be installed on your computer. Adware can display unwanted ads, and browser hijacker can change your browser settings, so your homepage or search engine will be replaced.
|Type||System optimizer, Potentially unwanted program, PUP, PUA|
|Detection Names||PUP.Adware.ConvertAd, Win/malicious_confidence_80% (D), PUP.Optional.Segurazo|
|Removal||To uninstall Segurazo anti-virus use the removal guide|
How to remove Segurazo from Windows (PUP.Optional.Segurazo removal guide)
Our team has developed a method that will allow you to uninstall Segurazo from your computer. This manual contains some easy steps. Following the instructions, you can remove this PUP and restore the Windows settings that were changed by it. You can also check the computer for the presence of other unwanted software and be able to remove it.
To remove Segurazo, use the steps below:
- Uninstall Segurazo related programs through the Control Panel of your system
- How to remove Segurazo with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
- Use Zemana AntiMalware to remove potentially unwanted programs
- Reset Google Chrome
- Reset Firefox settings
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Finish words
Uninstall Segurazo related programs through the Control Panel of your system
Some PUPs, browser hijacking programs and adware may be removed by uninstalling free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
How to remove Segurazo with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
We advise using the MalwareBytes Free which are completely clean your system of the potentially unwanted program. This free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
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Update: July 25, 2019
- After the download is finished, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click the “Scan Now” button to scan for potentially unwanted program and other security threats. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the MalwareBytes Free program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) completes the scan, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will show a list of detected threats. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Use Zemana AntiMalware to remove potentially unwanted programs
You can remove PUPs automatically with a help of Zemana Free. We suggest this removal utility because it may easily remove PUPs, browser hijackers, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Now you can install and run Zemana Free to remove Segurazo PUP from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana installation package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your PC system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is complete, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for PUPs, other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and trojans. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After the checking is finished, you may check all items found on your machine. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will start to remove potentially unwanted programs related files, folders and registry keys. After the cleaning procedure is done, you can be prompted to reboot your system to make the change take effect.
Reset Google Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Chrome web browser. It’ll restore Chrome settings to defaults.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Reset Firefox settings
If the Firefox settings are changed by PUPs, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings to their default values. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by potentially unwanted programs. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and run an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking that can filter out a lot of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like the one below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Now your computer should be clean of the Segurazo. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC for new malicious software and other security threats) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive popups and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent any malicious software, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted apps.
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