Kaspersky Lab produces some of the best antivirus software for the Windows operating system. Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security, and Kaspersky Total Security are the three popular commercial products from Kaspersky Lab.
Readers often ask us if it’s possible to transfer a Kaspersky license from one PC to another. In short, the answer is, a big yes.
If you have a Kaspersky product installed on an old PC and now want to transfer the Kaspersky license to a new computer, you can do so with ease provided that you have the 20-character Kaspersky license code with you.
To transfer a Kaspersky Antivirus, Internet Security, or Total Security license from one computer to another, you need to uninstall the Kaspersky product from your old computer, download a fresh copy of the Kaspersky product installer, install the same on your new PC, and then activate Kaspersky on the new PC using the 20-character Kaspersky license key. If you cannot find the key, refer to the directions in our how to recover Kaspersky license key guide.
Transferring the Kaspersky license to a new PC
Here is how to transfer a Kaspersky license from one PC to another.
Step 1: On your old PC, from where you want to transfer the Kaspersky license, uninstall Kaspersky Antivirus, Internet Security, or Total Security.
You can uninstall Kaspersky like any other software, but if you are having issues, use the official Kaspersky Removal Tool.
While uninstalling Kaspersky, although not necessary, we recommend you connect your PC to the internet so that Kaspersky Lab will come to know about the uninstallation of its product from your PC.
Step 2: Once the Kaspersky is removed from your PC, download a fresh copy of Kaspersky Antivirus, Internet Security, or Total Security. We recommend you download the setup file only from Kaspersky and not from unknown sources.
Step 3: Install the Kaspersky product on your new computer. Once the installation is complete, you will see the Activation window, where you need to enter the license code.
Type the 20-character license code you have with you in the fields. Finally, click the Activate button to connect to the Kaspersky Lab servers and activate your product.
Remember that it’s not possible to activate your Kaspersky product when your PC is offline. So be sure to connect your PC to the internet while entering the activation code.