Where to enter an activation code in a Kaspersky application


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Where to enter an activation code in a Kaspersky application

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Latest update: June 28, 2022 ID: 15060

This article concerns:

  • Kaspersky Internet Security
  • Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Kaspersky Total Security
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security

You can enter the activation code into the field in the Activation window. The Activation window opens automatically at every application startup if your application is not activated.
If the application is activated with a trial or commercial license, you can open the Activation window from the application interface. See the guide below.

The Activation window in a Kaspersky application

If you want to add a reserve activation code for the application, see the instructions in this article.


How to open the Activation window when the trial license is active


How to open the Activation window when the license has expired


How to open the Activation window when the trial license is missing


How to check if the application is activated


For a detailed guide on how to activate an application, see the following Online Help articles:

When you are using a subscription license, you do not need to enter activation code for activating the application, and there is no window for entering the license in the application interface. Once the subscription term is expired, the window for entering the activation code will become available. For more information, see this article.

In case of activation issues, try deleting the license key from the application and then activate the application again. For instructions, see this article.

We also recommend that you add your activation code to your My Kaspersky account to keep it at hand. For instructions, see this article.

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