How do I uninstall and reinstall Vanguard?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To uninstall Vanguard, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows Key or click the Windows icon on your taskbar to open the Start menu.
2. Type “Add or remove programs” and press Enter. This will open the “Apps & features” settings page.
3. Scroll down the list of installed programs until you find “Riot Vanguard.”
4. Click on “Riot Vanguard” to select it.
5. Click on the “Uninstall” button that appears below the program name.
6. A confirmation prompt may appear asking if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device. Click “Yes” to proceed.
7. Follow any additional on-screen instructions that may appear to complete the uninstallation process.
8. Once the uninstallation is complete, you can close the “Apps & features” settings page.

To reinstall Vanguard, you will need to download and install it again. Here’s how:

1. Open a web browser and go to the official Riot Games website (
2. Navigate to the Vanguard page, which is usually located under the “Support” or “Downloads” section of the website.
3. Look for the download link for Vanguard and click on it to start the download.
4. Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file (usually in your Downloads folder) and double-click on it to run the installer.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installer to complete the installation process.
6. After the installation is finished, Vanguard should be up and running on your system.

It’s important to note that Vanguard is an anti-cheat system used by Riot Games for their games, so you may need to reinstall it if you want to play any Riot Games titles that require it. However, if you’re experiencing issues with Vanguard or want to remove it for any reason, you can follow the uninstallation steps provided above.