An activation code is a unique set of characters that comes in 4 blocks of 5, separated by a hyphen(-). Each block comprises of 5 characters which can be a combination of letters and numbers, which comes to a total of 20 characters (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX).
If you have installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013, purchase a commercial license and activate the application to enable full functionality.
Activation codes are created for each Kaspersky Lab product separately.
If you have purchased Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 via the eStore, the activation code will be sent to the e-mail you have specified when making the order.
In Kaspersky Anti-Virus you can add a new activation code besides an active license.
Before our current license expires you can renew your license for Kaspersky Anti-Virus and add a new activation code to the application as a reserved code.
Once your license expires, the reserved code will be automatically activated with no disruption of your security.
If the current license has not expired yet and you click the Activate now button, then the remaining license validity period will be lost.
You can activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 using the following methods:
If the option Activate trial version is not available, it means the trial version was already installed or is installed now.
Once the product is activated, a license number and not an activation code is displayed in the Licensing window. Remember, that a product can be activated with an activation code, that is why do not lose it and better add it to My Kaspersky Account.
The Activation Wizard will download and install a key file automatically. Read the articles below, to know more about commercial version activation:
If you lost, deleted your activation code or it has expired prematurely, then you can restore it the following ways:
If you purchased Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 in the eStore, then you can find the necessary contact information to restore your activation code in the Customer Care Center.
Please note: an activation code cannot be restored without a license number
An unused non-subscription activation code can be activated at any time, but the license will begin to lose time on the day of initial activation. The license validity period is calculated since the first activation (i.e. once an activation code is activated on any of the two computers it was purchased for).
An unused subscription activation code can be activated at any time as well, but the license begins the very moment it is scanned by the retail merchant (i.e. Best Buy). In this case the license validity period is calculated by the date of purchase.
This information does not refer to trial activation codes. Validity period for trial activation codes is restricted (Usually 30 days).
When a commercial activation code expires (this type of code is valid for a year or more), Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 will be fully-functioning but it will not update databases of known threats. I.e. the application will continue to disinfect infected objects / filter spam, but with the databases which were downloaded on the last day of your activation code validity. Even if you manage to download the databases manually and try to install these to the product, the product will stop functioning at all.
You cannot prolong the license validity period of a commercial activation code by adding a trial activation code. No trial activation code can be added to the product once a commercial activation code was installed.
When a trial activation code expires (a trial activation code is valid for one month), Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 stops functioning (protection will be disabled and the databases will not be updated).
You cannot install two or more trial activation code on your computer concurrently/ in turn; as the validity period of another trial activation code will not either overlap or prolong the license validity period of the first trial code.
To restore the product’s functionality when any activation code has expired you should simply add a new commercial activation code into the product. You do not have to reinstall the application.
The expiration date of your license is also displayed in the tab My Codes of My Kaspersky Account.
If an active license for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 has not expired yet, and you activate a new license, the remaining days of your current license will be lost. As a result, you will not be able to use the remaining days of your current license on the computer.
If you do not wish to lose the remaining days of your current license, you can add a new license as a reserved license. Once your active license expires, reserved license will be activated automatically.
In order to activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 you need the activation code. Activation code is a unique charset of 4 sections. Each section comprises 5 symbols, and the common number of symbols equals to 20 (e.g. XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX).
If you have purchased a box version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013, the activation code can be found on the first page of the Quick Start Guide.
If you have purchased the product in E-Store in this case you will receive the activation code to your email address you have defined when making the order.
Before you update or reinstall the OS, make sure that:
After the OS reinstallation, you are recommended to perform the following steps:
If you divided your hard drive into several partitions with different operating systems installed, then you can use one activation code to activate several copies of a Kaspersky Lab product on the operating systems, which are installed on the same computer.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 can be activated by activation codes purchased in the region where the product will be used.
Activation error 4:1 may appear if you try to activate your application with an activation code in one region (country), but the activation code you use is intended for use in another region (country). For example, you bought Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 via E-Store in India, but you try to install and activate the application in the United Kingdom.
In order to eliminate the problem, you need to install and activate your Kaspersky Lab product in the region (country), where you bought the application.
If you want to use this license on more computers, then to increase the number of licenses, contact either eStore or your nearest partner.
How to activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013How to activate trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013How to purchase Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013Migration policy to Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
Release of antivirus database updates (required to protect your computer/server/mobile device)
Providing technical support over phone / web
Release of patches for the application (addressing detected bugs)
*Installation under Windows 8.1 is not supported by the current version.
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