What is a key file in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Mac
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What is a key file in Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Mac

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2016 Jun 08 ID: 12333

The license key is a file of the following type: ххххххх.key. It contains service information required for correct functioning of Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Mac as well as the following data:

  • Information about the vendor of this version (company name and contact information)
  • Technical support information (who provides technical support and how to get it)
  • License key release date
  • License title and number
  • Information about functionality of the components
  • License expiration date

There are two types of key files:

  1. A commercial key file serves to activate legally acquired Kaspersky Lab software allowing to use it for a set period of time, as defined at the moment of the purchase. 

Commercial key files can be valid for 1 year, 2 years, or any other term (special Kaspersky Lab promotions). When the license expires, Kaspersky Endpoint Security will keep functioning, but its antivirus databases will no longer be updated. The product will continue to disinfect your computer using out-of-date antivirus databases. Automatic database updating from Kaspersky Lab update servers will not be performed. If you try downloading and installing the databases manually, the product will not be able to use them. Therefore, Kaspersky Lab will no longer guarantee any protection of your devices against new viruses. Customers who use commercial key files are authorized to receive full technical support from Kaspersky Lab.  

  1. A trial key file serves for getting acquainted with Kaspersky Lab software for a set period of time. Trial key files are issued by Kaspersky Lab free of charge. Trial key files can be valid for 15 days, 30 days, or any other term (special Kaspersky Lab promotions) Upon expiration of the trial key, the product will no longer start correctly.  Customers who use trial key files receive limited technical support from Kaspersky Lab.

Please note: Kaspersky Lab engineers recommend that you save your commercial key file on a removable media (USB drive or external hard drive), so that you can restore it if necessary.


1. How to activate the product and add a new key file


2. Activation from GUI


3. Black list of keys

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