How to Uninstall AdGuard

AdGuard is designed to help Mac users avoid undesirable advertising materials while they are surfing the Web through the Safari browser. There are multiple applications that all offer the same functionality so users who no longer have a need for AdGuard can remove it completely by following the guide below.

The first step in the removal process is to quit the AdGuard application itself. Click the icon of the application in the Status Menu and choose 'Quit.' Now, open 'Safari Preferences' and go to 'Extensions.' Remove the checkmarks for AdGuard and AdGuard Safari Icon. Click on the 'Uninstall' button. A prompt telling you that the AdGuard application must first be uninstalled through Finder should appear. Click on 'Show in Finder.' Locate the AdGuard file and move it to the Trash. Empty the Trash to remove the application from the system.

Unfortunately, in many cases, some residual files will be left on the device. Users will have to delete them manually. Open Finder, select the 'Go' menu and click on 'Go to Folder.' In the window that appears, type ~/Library and hit the 'Go' button. Look in the following locations for the files associated with AdGuard and delta them:

~/Library/Application Scripts adguard icon
~/Library/Containers adguard icon
~/Library/Group Containers adguard icon

Back in the Library folder look if a subfolder named 'Macintosh/Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.Adguard
adguard icon' and delete it as well.

All that is left is to empty the Trash once more.

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