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Question: I need to remove Adguard.

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I need to remove Adguard from my iMac, running Yosemite. But every time I tried to put it into trash a pop up message says "The item "Adguard" can't be moved to the Trash because it's open" when actually it is not OPEN. How to remove this?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iMac with Windows 7 platform

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Feb 19, 2016 1:48 PM in response to prabhujee In response to prabhujee

Get a complete system backup, before proceeding. This might be your path back, if something goes wrong.


Best to ask Adguard directly — they don't seem to have removal documentation posted.


But you can try — once you have a backup — dragging the app somewhere other than the trashcan, like to your Desktop, reboot your system, and then try deleting it again.

Feb 19, 2016 1:48 PM

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Oct 4, 2016 11:44 AM in response to prabhujee In response to prabhujee

Hi, I just managed to uninstall Adguard and was having the same problem as you. You have to open Safari, then from the "Safari"menu, click on the dropdown list "Preferences", then a new window will open and from the top menu icons, select "Extensions", then you should see the Adguard app icon appear in the window, and you will see a button where you can click to "uninstall". Then that's it!

Oct 4, 2016 11:44 AM

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Jan 16, 2017 8:12 AM in response to prabhujee In response to prabhujee

I am having the same problem. Mostly, I use Chrome and Firefox - rarely use Safari. I have opened 'Tools' in Chrome and 'Add-Ons' in Firefox but I dont see Adguard in either place. When I open Safari it isnt there.
annoying as Adguard asks me to update it often AND I would simply like to not have it monitoring my activity.


Any tips?

Jan 16, 2017 8:12 AM

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Jan 16, 2017 9:26 AM in response to nuhuxi In response to nuhuxi

Adguard Uninstall


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Jan 16, 2017 9:26 AM

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Jan 17, 2017 4:22 PM in response to prabhujee In response to prabhujee

Is this "Adguard Adblock", the extension in the Safari > Extensions gallery?


If so going to Safari > Preferences > Extensions will show all the extensions

you have chosen and clicking the extension, under the description of it

an 'uninstall' button is there, to click to uninstall.

Jan 17, 2017 4:22 PM

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Jul 13, 2017 11:46 PM in response to prabhujee In response to prabhujee

For all has problem how to remover adguard or to continue in ads or you want to delete adguard first you need to go activity monitor>search for adguard>quir or press the x sign in upper leftside then thats it you can continue in the site you want to go and you can delete the app now. thank me later your friendly neighborhood wenskie

Jul 13, 2017 11:46 PM

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Dec 21, 2017 3:36 AM in response to V.E. In response to V.E.

Yeah, but they don't say to remove the Adguard certificate from osx Keychain Access and from browsers root certificate like Firefox and Chrome even if it's a core element of their software.


Ad Guard is a russian company. After revelations about the involvement of kapersky in the spying activities of the russian gov, this omission seems to me suspicious. You would believe they don't want you to remove the certificate which is used to subvert all other certificates on the system to monitor https connection.

Dec 21, 2017 3:36 AM

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