System requirements

Operating system version: OS X 10.10 (64 bit) or higher

RAM: at least 2 GB

Browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Yandex.Browser, Mozilla Firefox, 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 just 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.



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 after performing all steps from 'regular uninstall'. After that, do the following:

  • Delete following AdGuard files:
    • /Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard (folder)
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.adguard.mac.adguard.plist (file)

To do so, enter and execute the following commands via Terminal:

sudo rm -R "/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard"
rm -R "/Users/admin/Library/Application Support/com.adguard.mac.adguard"
rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.adguard.mac.adguard.plist

  • Run ’Activity Monitor’ app.
  • Using search tool, find process cfprefsd.
  • Stop the process which is being run under the user (not the one run under root). Confirm it in the dialogue window.

AdGuard is removed from your computer.