Nothing stands still, and our anti-virus software doesn’t either. It’s constantly developing, getting better and even more convenient. Our most recent news was that Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 has been launched, and in the previous Tip of the Week we started telling you about the KIS 2014 new functions (How To Fight Ransomware), and will continue to do so in the following articles. But before we do, we want to tell you how to upgrade to the new version if you already have Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 or 2013 installed.
Upgrading to a new version of a product always evokes two questions; how to install the new version and what to do with the current license (whether it is active or expired). Let’s go step by step.
1. Kaspersky Internet Security 2012/2013 does not upgrade automatically to version 2014 after the release of the latter. If you have Kaspersky Internet Security 2012/2013 installed, you can upgrade to Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 by installing the new version on top of the previous:
- Download the Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 distributive from the Kaspersky Lab website.
- Stop Kaspersky Internet Security 2012/2013 by selecting the Exit item in the context menu of the program icon in the Taskbar notification area.
- Run the Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 installation.
When you install Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 on top of the previous version, you are keeping the program settings and the current license properties.
2. As for the license, if yours is still valid for Kaspersky Internet Security 2012/2013, you can use your current activation code, i.e. keep on using Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 until the current license expires.