How to activate the application

Activation is a procedure of activating a license that allows you to use a fully functional version of the application until the license expires.

If you have not activated the application during installation, you can do so later. You will be reminded about the need to activate the application by Kaspersky Internet Security messages appearing in the system tray.

To run the Kaspersky Internet Security activation wizard, perform one of the following:

  • Click the Please activate the application link in the Kaspersky Internet Security notice window appearing in the system tray.
  • Click the License link in the bottom part of the main application window. In the License management window that opens, click the Activate the application with a new license button.

Let us review the steps of the wizard in more detail.

Selection of the license type and entry of the activation code

Make sure you have selected Activate commercial version in the Activation Wizard window, enter the activation code in the corresponding field, and click the Next button.

Requesting for activation

At the first step, the Wizard sends a request to the activation server to obtain permission for activation of the commercial version of the application. If the request is sent successfully, the Wizard automatically proceeds to the next step.

Entry of registration data

User registration is necessary for the user to be able to contact the Support Service. Unregistered users receive only minimal support.

Specify your registration data and click the Next button.


At this step, the Wizard connects with the activation server in order to finish the application activation and user registration after which the Wizard automatically proceeds to the next window.

Closing the Wizard

This window displays information on the results of activation: type of license used and license expiry date.

Click the Finish button to close the Wizard.

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How to activate the application