About activation code for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017


About activation code for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017

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2017 Jan 23 ID: 12913
The article gives information on activation codes for Kaspersky Lab products, but does not contain the codes themselves.

To buy a commercial activation code, visit the Kaspersky Lab online store.

To renew an expired license, visit License Upgrade & Renewal Center.

If you encounter any issues when activating the product, see the Activation errors section to find a solution.

What is activation code

An activation code is an array of 4 blocks of characters you need to activate the application. Each block consists of 5 characters which can be a combination of letters and numbers, which comes to a total of 20 characters: ХХХХХ-ХХХХХ-ХХХХХ-ХХХХХ. An activation code is required for activation of a commercial licence.

If you have installed a product, but you do not have an activation code to activate the application, then you can buy a commercial license, get an activation code and activate the application.

Downloadable version

If you have bought the app in an online store, the activation code will be sent the e-mail you specified when placing the order.

Retail box version

If you have bought a boxed version of the product, you will see the activation code on the Quick Start Quide you find in the box.


The renewal activation code is on the reverse side of the renewal card.

What is license key

A license key is a unique combination of letters and numbers given in five blocks, which comes to a total of 32 characters: ХХХХХXXX-ХХХХ-ХХХХ-ХХХХ-XXXXXXXXXXXX.

Information about the key (license number) is firstly meant for communication with Kaspersky Lab Technical Support engineers (for example, if you want to restore your activation code). It is also required for renewing the license at a discount.

Once the product is activated with the activation code, the license key appears in the Licensing window. Remember that you need an activation code to activate (or reactivate) a product, that is why it is important that you keep it.

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