Removal Instructions for Adguard

We are very sorry that you’ve decided to remove our program against advertising, Internet threats and obscene materials. This article provides information on how to remove Adguard correctly.

Adguard for Windows

Standard uninstall

Depending on what Windows version you have, first steps can vary.

If you have Windows XP or Win 7, click on ’Start’ button, choose ’Control Panel’ and then ’Add or Remove Programs’ or ’Programs and Features’, depending on Windows version.

If you have Win 8 or Win 8.1, click on ’Start’ button, type in ’Control panel’ and press ’Enter’. In the opened window choose ’Programs and Features’.

If you have Windows 10, right-click on ’Start’ button and choose ’Programs and Features’.

No matter what version of Windows you have, you will see a window with list of programs. Find Adguard there, select it and click on ’Uninstall’.

Adguard will be removed from your computer.

Advanced uninstall

First of all, you need to download the uninstaller tool created by our developers. You can do it by using this link. Extract the archive to any folder on your PC and run the Adguard_Uninstall_Utility.exe file. Then follow the instruction below:

  1. Choose ’Standard uninstall’ and click ’Uninstall’.
  2. Wait until uninstall is finished. there will be a string in the window:
    "[OK] Uninstall finished"
  3. Attention! Follow steps 3-4 only if after performing first two steps wasn’t enough for some reason. Usually it can be determined by seeing incorrect reinstall of Adguard, but we strongly suggest contacting our support before using steps 3-4 of advanced uninstall instruction.

  4. Choose ’Advanced uninstall’ and click ’Uninstall’.
  5. Wait until uninstall is finished. there will be a string in the window:
    "[OK] Uninstall finished"
  6. Adguard is successfully uninstalled!

Adguard for Mac

Standard uninstall

First of all, open ’Finder’ app by clicking on a respective icon:

Go to ’Applications’ section. Find Adguard there, right-click on it and choose ’Move to Trash’.

Advanced uninstall

Use this instruction only after performing all steps from ’standard uninstall’. After it, do the following:

  1. Delete following Adguard files:
    • /Library/Application Support/com.adguard.Adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.Adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.adguard.Adguard.plist (file)
  2. Run ’Activity Monitor’ app.
  3. Using search tool, find process cfprefsd.
  4. Stop the process which is run under the user (not the one run under root).

Adguard is removed from your computer.