Many internet security software companies are now in a new trend to promote their services by offering free trial of their antivirus like kaspersky activation.This leads the customers to go for try before you purchase option which allows them to assess and find out whether they should invest on it to get this particular antivirus for their system.
Kaspersky activation isn’t behind from this new trend and thus provides a 30-day trial to home, PC users of their products- Anti-virus, Internet Security, and Pure Total Security software. And exclusive offers for all Windows XP and above, they can extend their trial period from 30 days to next 30 days, if they are unable to decide on which Kaspersky’s product to opt for their system.
Look for the versions of Windows, you’re using right now and follow the steps to do so –
- Select the ‘Start ‘button at the bottom of your PC’s taskbar.
Please note- successful resetting the trial after it ends, largely depends on which edition of Windows you’re operating.
- Click on the ‘Settings’ option followed by ‘Control Panel’.
Please note-Go for selecting ‘System’ option, if you’re using the classic ‘Start’ menu bar. If you’re using the modern ‘Start’ menu then go for clicking ‘Control panel’ followed by ‘Performance or System and Maintenance’ and ‘System’ option.
- You need to keep a check on your Windows edition and the last 2 digits after the ‘x’ in your computer name.
Please note- Windows XP users can search the computer name below, where it’s showing ‘Registered to’ option.
If you felt the need to reset your Kaspersky’s 30-Day trial on your PC, then follow the steps mentioned below-
- You need to open the Kaspersky Security program after disconnecting the internet.
- Select the ‘License’ link at the bottom and to delete the expired license, click ‘Close’ button.
- Select ‘Settings’ in the top corner, then ‘Self- Defense’ in the left column. Then go for unchecking ‘Enable self-defense’ on the right.
Please note- Depending on the particular Kaspersky activation product you’re using, you need to click the ‘Advance Settings’ tab to see the self-defense options. Then go for selecting ‘Apply’ followed by ‘Ok’ option.
- You need to close the Kaspersky window. Go for clicking the Kaspersky icon from the system list and click ‘Exit’ button.
- Select the ‘Start button’ at the bottom of the task bar followed by clicking ’Run’ option.
- Enter “Regedit” in the ‘Open’ field and select ‘Ok’ button.
- Follow this step, if the last 2 digits in your computer name are 86:“Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KasperskyLab\protected\AVP11\environment”
- Follow this step, if the last 2 digits in your computer name are 64:“Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\KasperskyLab\protected\AVP11\environment”.
- Go for double-clicking ‘PCID’ on the right-hand side under ‘Name’ and a small window will appear.
Please note- In the ‘Value Data’ field, you need to replace the last four characters before the curly bracket with any combination of all caps alphanumeric characters, then click on the option ‘Ok’.
- Close the registry Editor window and reconnect to the internet connection.
- You need to open the Kaspersky website (activation.kaspersky.com) and select the ‘Activate trial version’ button. Click ‘Next’ button.
Please note- After the activation gets over, successfully, click on the ‘Finish’ button.
- You need to double-click on the Kaspersky activation icon from the system list of the main window. You’ll see 30days remaining on your license
- Follow the previous steps to re-enable Self-defense.