How Did I Get the Segurazo Antivirus?

Have you found the Segurazo Antivirus on your device and didn’t know it was installed? We’ll show you how to remove this potentially unwanted program in our guide.
Patti Croft, Author
Steph Trejos, Editor
Last updated Jan 11, 2023

The Segurazo Antivirus may be disguised as free antivirus software that claims to give users real-time protection for their data. It may be distributed through downloads or with other software installation setups. However, Segurazo Antivirus is often an unintentional installation. This problematic program is not legitimate antivirus software.

The program may trick you into paying for fake software registrations. Segurazo is possibly a rogue program that could lead to adware and browser hijackers.

When you want to uninstall Segurazo Antivirus program, it may take more than using the uninstaller that comes with the program. We’ll cover the steps you need to take to remove it completely from your device.

In this article
Is Segurazo safe to use?
How to remove Segurazo Antivirus
1. Use the Segurazo uninstaller
2. Clean your Windows registry
3. Force delete the remaining files
4. Review browsers for any unauthorized changes
Segurazo FAQs
Bottom line

Is Segurazo safe to use?

Segurazo is not safe to use because it’s not trustworthy. Since it’s a potentially unwanted program (PUP), it can produce false scan results with false positives, making you believe you have malware on your device. The program can also trick you into buying a subscription for a problem that doesn’t exist. PUPs can slow down your computer, making it hard to get anything done.

Software developers sometimes add more than one PUP to an installation. Since this method is often used to distribute adware and browser-hijacking apps, you could end up with multiple issues that cause frustration and lead to malware on your device.

Adware often creates pop-ups to entice you to click on another link, where you may get redirected to a malicious site containing malware. The goal is to get you to divulge personal information so the hacker can steal your data.

How to remove Segurazo Antivirus

Removing the Segurazo Antivirus may not be as simple as using the uninstaller. The software could also be listed under another name, like SAntivirus. You’ll need to remove that, as well.

Segurazo also tends to hide in your computer system, and it sometimes reinstalls itself. That’s how the program prevents itself from being eliminated.

Fortunately, we will provide you with a tutorial to ensure you get this software off your device. You’ll want to start your computer in Safe Mode before beginning to keep the Segurazo Antivirus drivers from loading at startup.

1. Use the Segurazo uninstaller

The first step of the Segurazo uninstall process is to use the Segurazo uninstaller. The uninstaller will be located under your program files.

  1. Use the search field and type Segurazo. If found, go to the Control Panel.
  2. Under File Explorer, go to This PC, then Local Disk (C:).
  3. Under Program Files, SAntivirus should be under Digital Communications.
  4. Double-click to start the uninstaller.exe program, and follow the instructions for removal.

2. Clean your Windows registry

  1. Go to your Search box and type: regedit, then press Enter.
  2. Press CTRL+F in the Windows Registry to search for Segurazo. Click Find Next.
  3. At the next screen, Right-click and delete the uninstalled program under:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe

  4. Press CTRL+F again and click Find Next.

  5. Delete the following folders:
    Segurazoclient_RASAPI32

    Segurazoclient_RASMANCS

    SegurazoService_RASAPI32

    SegurazoService_RASMANCS

    SegurazoUninstaller_RASAPI32

    SegurazoUninstaller_RASMANCS

  6. Press CTRL+F and click Find Next. Delete the Segurazo folder.

  7. Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager and delete the PendingFileRenameOperations value.

  8. Press CTRL+F and click Find Next. Delete the value: \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe
  9. Go to the folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\EventLog\Application, and delete the SegurazoSvc key.
  10. Press CTRL+F and click Find Next. Delete the value found at the path: \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe

Cleaning your registry is a lengthy process. You’ll want to have plenty of time set aside to do this. Getting these files removed from your registry is crucial, but if you’re not experienced in doing it, you may want to ask for help or use a malware removal tool to find the files. When you remove registry keys, you’ll be dealing with supporting files, so you want to be careful not to delete an important value.

3. Force delete the remaining files

If there are remaining files that didn’t delete from the Segurazo program’s installation folder, you’ll need to force delete them.

  1. Copy the path to the installation folder: C:\Program Files(x86)\Segurazo.
  2. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open Windows Task Manager. Select File Explorer and press End Task.
  3. In the Windows search box, type cmd: Then right-click the Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator. Press Yes to confirm.
  4. In CMD type del/f <filename>. Instead of <filename>, paste the path you copied and add the full file name. Press Enter.
  5. Once you’ve finished, go back to C:\Program Files(x86) and delete the Segurazo folder.
  6. On your desktop, right-click the Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin.

4. Review browsers for any unauthorized changes

If you’re having trouble with hijacked browsers or redirects, you should check for possible unauthorized changes.

  1. In the Control Panel, go to your Programs.
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. Look for programs you don’t recognize, and under Uninstall or change a program, click a program to remove it.
  4. Click Uninstall.
  5. Repeat this process until unwanted programs are all removed.

Callout box: Remember that the Segurazo Antivirus can also be named SAntivirus. Search for both names to be sure all related files get deleted.

Segurazo FAQs


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What is Segurazo?

Segurazo is a program disguised as an antivirus program. It’s a free download that could lead to malware on your computer.


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Is Segurazo a virus?

Segurazo is not a virus, but it can cause you to download and install software that leads to hijacked browsers and adware. Segurazo is a potentially unwanted program (PUP).


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How did Segurazo get on my computer?

Segurazo can get on your computer through downloads or installations. It often happens during set up in the “Custom” or “Advanced” sections.

Bottom line

Installing Segurazo on your device can lead to frustrating complications like browser hijacks and adware. These could cause you to install malware. The Segurazo program can be deceptive by showing scan results that indicate there are viruses on your machine. These results are false and will push you to buy subscriptions you don’t need.

If you’ve discovered you have inadvertently installed this software, you can remove the PUP from your device using the steps in this removal guide. Some of them are extensive, but they’ll help ensure the program gets entirely removed.

Having a legitimate antivirus protects your device from dangerous malware and PUPs. If you want premium antivirus software, you could install a program like Avira once you remove Segurazo from your device.

Author Details
Patti Croft has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA. She also worked in Information Technology for 16 years and loves everything tech and gadgets!