How to Remove Adguard on macOS and Mac OS X?

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This removal guide is for the latest version of Adguard for Mac. To completely remove Adguard, we have done much technical analysis on it. If you want to remove Adguard manually, you need to know the following installation information.

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1> Information of Adguard installer:

  • Format: DMG
  • Size: 42.4 MB

The following is the information about files, folders and processes after Adguard is installed. With this information in hand we can now manually uninstall Adguard completely.

2> Basic information of the app:

  • Size: 78 MB

3> Add-on software:


4> Process information:

    4.1 Main process:

    • Adguard
    4.2 Associated process:

    • finish_installation
    • com.adguard.nfext

5> Folders:

  • com.adguard.Adguard
  • Adguard

6> Files:

  • com.adguard.Adguard.binarycookies
  • com.adguard.Adguard.plist

7> Framework/Extensions/XPC/Plugins

  • com.adguard.nfext_signed.kext
  • com.adguard.nfext.kext

Simply dragging Adguard to Trash cannot uninstall it completely to free disk space on Mac OS but leave a lot of remnant files.

How to manually remove Adguard completely?

  • 8.1> Start Activity Monitor. Select the process name “Adguard” and hit the “Force Quit” button.
  • 8.2> Open Applications folder. Find “Adguard” and drag it to Trash.
  • 8.3> Open Finder or Spotlight. Search for Adguard files and folders and delete them.

How to automaticlly remove Adguard ?

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  • 9.1> Install and Start MacRemover
  • 9.2> Launch the MacRemover, highlight the icon of Adguard and then click “Run Analysis”, which will scan out all the traces of the unwanted application automatically.
  • 9.3> Click on the “Complete Uninstall” button and then choose “YES” to confirm your operation.

Watch the video: How to remove Adguard

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