Saving Kaspersky Internet Security licence

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  1. supertack

    supertack MDL Novice

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    #1 supertack, Mar 8, 2013
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    Hello guys,

    I've bought a legitimate Kaspery Internet Security (KIS) 2013 product key for 1 PC and 1 year.

    As I'm a geek, I use to format my PC and reinstall OS so many times for test purposes. Yesterday, when reinstalling Windows and then KIS and trying to activate with my product key, KIS didn't activate, telling me that the maximum number of activations with this key has been reached. :confused:

    Kaspersky maybe thought that I've installed my product on many PCs, what is not true !!! :mad:

    I've send a mail to the Kaspersku support with no answer till now !!! :weeping:

    I've a complete PC image made with Acronis when the KIS was working correctly, so I ask if I can retrieve my licence information (in .key format, like some websites post on internet when they illegally share their keys) in order to activate KIS in offline mode.

    It seems that Kaspersky doesn't allow this operation natively, so I'm asking how to do it with a tool as others can post keys on internet !

    Thanks for help !
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    You can call them and ask for a solution, if the licence is legit, you'll have no troubles.
     
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  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    that's why i stopped using anything from Kaspersky and got a refund.

    I have no time to be dealing with this crap every other day

    I format a lot like u whenever there are major software updates or new drivers and this does not work for me

    now I stick to Bitdefender coz you can activate as many times as you wish with them

    you can also login to your bitdefender account and delete the activations you made earlier of PCs you no longer have active and activate more and more with no limit or wait from them to lift the block

    Kaspersky took 1 month till they lifted the block for me thats when i asked for a refund
     
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  4. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    #4 robalm, Mar 8, 2013
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    Have you done more than 50 activations in KIS?
    I think the limit is 50 times, i have used a legal "KIS 1 year for 3 pc" more than 40 times without reached the limit.
     
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  5. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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  6. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    the limit was 20 before now it's 10

    sad... for software you legally purchased
     
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  7. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    I don't think that's the truth. I reinstalled windows maybe 3-4 times before I got above message. And Kaspersky Lab wouldn't tell me why this has happened.
    Some sort of glitch I'd say...
     
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  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    nope, no glitch. you'll see, they kee0p decreasing the limit as if you were activating a million dollar software not an antivirus progra
     
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  9. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    Guys, the exceeded activation times work by month maximum 4, so thats why some user can activate it more than 40 times a year and other who reach 5 times a month are stopped;)

    windsman.
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It IS a (multi) million dollar software (just not to you, but to them...)
     
  11. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    Like XP Pro "OEM-retail". XP "OEM-retail" has a 6-activation limit at max, IIRC.

    You will be treated like a thief just for reinstalling more than about 5 times.
     
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  12. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    I think ian82 means AutoCAD and the like.....
     
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