PUP.Optional.Segurazo

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Segurazo is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a system optimizer and fake antivirus called Segurazo Antivirus. The software is marketed by Digital Communications Inc. and targeted at Windows systems.

GUI Segurazo

main screen of Segurazo

Symptoms

Users of affected systems may have seen these warnings during install:

installing Segurazo

EULA Segurazo

and they may see this entry in their list of installed Programs and Features:

installed Segurazo

and these services in their list of services running under Windows:

services Segurazo

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.Segurazo can be downloaded from their website, but users have reported it is also being installed by bundlers.
PUP.Optional.Segurazo is a system optimizer and fake antivirus that uses false positives to convince users to buy their software.

false positives Segurazo

false positives Segurazo

Aftermath

PUP.Optional.Segurazo is not easy to uninstall or remove manually. Even when using malwarebytes it helps to “Quit” Segurazo before starting the scan.

right-click menu Segurazo

right-click menu Segurazo

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Segurazo by using real-time protection.

block Segurazo

Malwarebytes blocks Segurazo

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove {detection name} without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/19/19
Scan Time: 11:36 AM
Log File: c06d0aca-aa08-11e9-929a-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.7.1.2839
Components Version: 1.0.586
Update Package Version: 1.0.11626
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: METALLICA-PC\Metallica

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236547
Threats Detected: 96
Threats Quarantined: 96
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 26 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 3
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SEGURAZO\SEGURAZOIC.EXE, Quarantined, [1510], [709536],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626

Module: 5
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SEGURAZO\SEGURAZOIC.EXE, Quarantined, [1510], [709536],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoEngine.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoEngine.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626

Registry Key: 29
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Segurazo, Quarantined, [1510], [709100],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SegurazoAntivirus, Quarantined, [1510], [709101],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Segurazo, Quarantined, [1510], [709100],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\segurazoclient_RASAPI32, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\.LNK\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709528],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\*\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709528],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\FOLDER\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709097],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\segurazoclient_RASMANCS, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\LNKFILE\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709098],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\DIRECTORY\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709096],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\SegurazoService_RASAPI32, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SYSTEMFILEASSOCIATIONS\*\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709530],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\SegurazoService_RASMANCS, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SYSTEMFILEASSOCIATIONS\DIRECTORY\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709530],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SYSTEMFILEASSOCIATIONS\.LNK\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709530],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\SegurazoWD_RASAPI32, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\SegurazoWD_RASMANCS, Quarantined, [1510], [709099],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SYSTEMFILEASSOCIATIONS\LNKFILE\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709530],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SYSTEMFILEASSOCIATIONS\FOLDER\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt, Quarantined, [1510], [709530],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SegurazoIC, Quarantined, [1510], [709536],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SegurazoSvc, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Segurazo, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SegurazoWD, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626

Registry Value: 3
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}|, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}|, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F}|, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 8
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\amd64, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\Cache, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SEGURAZO, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\SEGURAZO, Quarantined, [1510], [709092],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SEGURAZO, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\USERS\METALLICA\APPDATA\ROAMING\SEGURAZOCLIENT, Quarantined, [1510], [709094],1.0.11626

File: 48
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SEGURAZO\SEGURAZOSHELL64_V1069.DLL, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SEGURAZO\SEGURAZOSHELL86_V1069.DLL, Quarantined, [1510], [709095],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SEGURAZO\SEGURAZOIC.EXE, Quarantined, [1510], [709536],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\amd64\KernelTraceControl.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\amd64\msdia140.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\7z64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\ext_x64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\lz4_x64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\rsEngineFW_x64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\rsEnginePM_x64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\rsLggrServer_x64.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x64\System.Data.SQLite.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\7z86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\ext_x86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\KernelTraceControl.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\lz4_x86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\msdia140.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\rsEngineFW_x86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\rsEnginePM_x86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\rsLggrServer_x86.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\x86\System.Data.SQLite.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\Errors.dat, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\ExclusionsList.dat, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.TraceEvent.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\rsEngine.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\rsEngine.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\rsEngineHelper.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\rsEngineHelper.exe.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\rsEngineSDK.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoEngine.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoTools.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoUninstaller.exe.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\System.Threading.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\uninstaller.ico, Quarantined, [1510], [709091],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Segurazo\Segurazo Antivirus.lnk, Quarantined, [1510], [709092],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoEngine.dll, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe.config, Quarantined, [1510], [709093],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Roaming\segurazoclient\segurazoclientConfig.xml, Quarantined, [1510], [709094],1.0.11626
PUP.Optional.Segurazo, C:\USERS\METALLICA\DESKTOP\SEGURAZOSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [1510], [709102],1.0.11626

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc) C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoClient.exe
(Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc) C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe
(Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc) C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoIC.exe
(Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc) C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe
"SegurazoIC" => service was unlocked. <==== ATTENTION
R2 SegurazoIC; C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoIC.exe [542120 2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)
R2 SegurazoSvc; C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoService.exe [179624 2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)
R2 SegurazoWD; C:\ProgramData\Segurazo\SegurazoWD.exe [38312 2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo
C:\ProgramData\Segurazo
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\segurazoclient
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Segurazo

Segurazo Antivirus (HKLM-x32\...\Segurazo) (Version: 1.0.6.9 - Digital Communications Inc)
ContextMenuHandlers1: [SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt] -> {BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F} => C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll [2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)
ContextMenuHandlers4: [SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt] -> {BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F} => C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll [2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)
ContextMenuHandlers6: [SegurazoShellExtension.FileContextMenuExt] -> {BFD98515-CD74-48A4-98E2-13D209E3EE4F} => C:\Program Files (x86)\Segurazo\SegurazoShell64_v1069.dll [2019-03-18] (Digital Communications Inc. -> Digital Communications Inc)

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