System requirements

Operating system version: macOS 10.13 (64 bit) or higher

RAM: at least 2 GB

Browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Yandex.Browser, Mozilla Firefox, and any other macOS compatible browser

Free disk space: 120 Mbytes


To install AdGuard for macOS on your computer, launch your browser, type in the address bar, and press Download on the page that opens.

Wait for AdguardInstaller.dmg to download and double-click on its icon in the list of downloaded files on the Dock panel.

The AdGuard icon will appear on your Desktop. Click on it to open the installation app. Then double-click on the AdGuard icon in the opened installation window.

Upon the first AdGuard launch, your operating system will warn you that this application has been downloaded from the Internet. Click Open.

In the next step, you'll need to click Install.

Wait for the installer to download the required files.

To use the application, you will need the administrator password for your macOS account. Enter the password when propped in the dialogue box and press OK.

Now, you'll see a quick installation wizard where we will offer you to configure protection to your needs. You can either start fine-tuning right away ("Let's do it!") or skip for now ("Leave as it is").

Here we are, AdGuard is installed on your Mac!



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'.


Use this instruction only if you know what you are doing or if our support service specifically recommended you the 'advanced uninstall'. Also, do all the steps from the 'regular uninstall first'. After that, do the following:

  • Delete following AdGuard files:
    • /Library/Application Support/AdGuard Software/com.adguard.mac.adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.adguard.mac.adguard.plist (file)
    • ~/Library/Group\ Containers/ (folder)
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-pac.daemon.plist (file)
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-tun-helper.daemon.plist (file)
    • /Library/Logs/com.adguard.mac.adguard/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-pac.daemon.log (file)
    • /Library/Logs/com.adguard.mac.adguard/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-tun-helper.daemon.log (file)

To do so, open the Terminal app, then enter and execute the following commands:

sudo rm -R "/Library/Application Support/AdGuard Software/com.adguard.mac.adguard"
rm -R "$HOME/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard"
rm $HOME/Library/Preferences/com.adguard.mac.adguard.plist
rm -R "$HOME/Library/Group Containers/"
find "$HOME/Library/Application Support" -name "com.adguard.browser_extension_host.nm.json" -delete
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-pac.daemon.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-tun-helper.daemon.plist
sudo rm /Library/Logs/com.adguard.mac.adguard/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-pac.daemon.log
sudo rm /Library/Logs/com.adguard.mac.adguard/com.adguard.mac.adguard.adguard-tun-helper.daemon.log

  • Run ’Activity Monitor’ app.
  • Using search tool, find the process cfprefsd.
  • Stop the process which is being run under the user (not the one run under root). To do so, click on the process and then on the X on the upper left. Confirm it in the dialogue window.

AdGuard is removed from your computer now.