Simple Trick To Activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 English Version Using Chinese Version Code

Simple Trick To Activate Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 English Version Using Chinese Version Code

Nowadays, Kaspersky lab is promoting its product in the China market and getting positive response drastically. Since the Kaspersky Anti-Virus is one of the most trustable and reliable antivirus, which keeps your computer free from any intruder and virus threats. However, the thing to understand here is the trick to activate your English version Kaspersky antivirus by using the Chinese version code.

Usually, Chinese version code only works in Chinese Kaspersky anti-virus. If you enter Chinese code to any English version Kaspersky antivirus, it will discard the permission by showing error message “Activation code for this product is not valid or compatible. It is not possible to activate your this version of Kaspersky antivirus with this code”. As a rule, there is an inbuilt mechanism in code, which detects the installed version of Kaspersky, whether it is English version or Chinese version.

If you are thinking to activate your Kaspersky using key file, then you will get negative response with this error message “The key file is not valid or compatible for this application. It is not possible to activate this application using this key file

Here is simple workaround with which you can easily activate your Kaspersky antivirus 2009 English version 8.  This trick makes fool to server to think that installed Kaspersky is indeed the Chinese version.

  • Download and install Kaspersky Antivirus English version 2009 on your computer.
  • Choose the option Activate when you will be prompted to activate KAV 2009.

  • Complete the rest configuration on screen process properly.
  • Click on settings in Kaspersky Anti Virus 2009
  • Go to Options
  • You can uncheck the Enable Self Defense option and tap on OK.
  • Right click on the icon of Kaspersky Antivirus, which will be located at system tray and choose Exit Option.
  • Now, open Windows Explorer and go to C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\Skin\loc folder.

  • Replace the en folder name with sch.    

  • Launch the Registry editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Kaspersky Lab\protected\AVP8\environmentregistry key.
  • Replace the en value date to sch value date under localization by right clicking on right pane.

  • Launch KAV 2009
  • When the activation interface appears, choose Activate online and put the Chinese activation code followed by clicking on Next option. Finally, Kaspersky lab activation centre will accept the code and activate the program.

How-to set up MailTrends

Mail Trends is a software written in python that analyses your IMAP inbox to produce a variety of graphical results.

Background rant: I first came across this when I was on windows and since there was a windows binary, I gave it a try. It didn’t work of course, had some issues with namemapper.py and utils.py (AFAI can remember) and couldn’t find a single person who has tried it on windows and blogged about it.

I looked for user comments on the Google Code wiki page and tracked down one of them on deviantart (All hail Google!) who seems to have got it working under Windows. But my joys were shortlived, he wasn’t quite willing to help out and in my world, nothing is left undone.

Now that I got Opensuse and everything is more than perfect, this was something I had to get back to.

So here’s how to get it up and running on your system (OpenSuse 10.3).

  1. Get the mailtrends tar ball
  2. Get the Cheetah template system tar ball (it wasn’t available on YaST for me, if you are using an Ubuntu system, probably can try the apt get commands mentioned on the mailtrends page).
  3. Extract both the tar balls on your say.. Desktop.
  4. Installing Cheetah:

    Part 1: This part they don’t tell you. You will also need “Python-devel” package (can be found via YaST) else when you try to install cheetah it’s going to spew an error like…

    “error: invalid Python installation: unable to open /usr/lib64/python2.5/config/Makefile (No such fil
    e or directory)”.

    Part 2: Now, navigate to the extracted folder of your Cheetah and do a “sudo python setup.py build”. Proceed if you do not encounter any error. Then do a “sudo python setup.py install”. That should install Cheetah.

  5. Now navigate to the mailtrends folder in your terminal and run the following…
    python main.py \
      --server=imap.gmail.com \
      --use_ssl \
      [email protected] \
      [email protected],[email protected] \
      --skip_labels

    where in my case (I have a IMAP enabled Google Apps Gmail account) I filled the parameters like this…

    username[email protected], me =”[email protected], [email protected]

    You can use additional flags as mentioned in the mailtrends page, but I didn’t use any. This is the output that followed after I ran the main.py…

    [email protected]:~/Desktop/mail-trends> python main.py \
    > —server=imap.gmail.com \
    > —use_ssl \
    > —[email protected] \
    > —[email protected],[email protected] \
    > —skip_labels
    [2008-05-10 11:16:08,482] Initializing
    Password for [email protected]:
    [2008-05-10 11:16:13,894] Connecting
    [2008-05-10 11:16:17,317] Logging in
    [2008-05-10 11:16:18,521] Selecting mailbox ‘[Gmail]/All Mail’
    [2008-05-10 11:16:20,278] Fetching message infos
    [2008-05-10 11:16:20,278] Fetching message list
    [2008-05-10 11:16:25,583] 5825 messages were listed
    [2008-05-10 11:16:25,584] Fetching info for 1000 messages (1000/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:17:41,850] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:17:43,277] Fetching info for 1000 messages (2000/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:18:32,059] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:18:34,171] Fetching info for 1000 messages (3000/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:19:33,951] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:19:36,227] Fetching info for 1000 messages (4000/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:21:17,537] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:21:19,929] Fetching info for 1000 messages (5000/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:22:25,941] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:22:28,076] Fetching info for 825 messages (5825/5825)
    [2008-05-10 11:23:42,639] Parsing replies
    [2008-05-10 11:23:44,585] Got 5825 message infos
    [2008-05-10 11:23:44,587] Logging out
    [2008-05-10 11:23:46,306] Identifying “me” messages
    [2008-05-10 11:23:49,444] 1473 messages are from “me”
    [2008-05-10 11:23:49,444] 1771 messages are to “me”
    [2008-05-10 11:23:49,445] Extracting threads
    [2008-05-10 11:23:50,231] Generating stats
    [2008-05-10 11:23:56,660] Outputting HTML
    [2008-05-10 11:23:57,274] Done

  6. That’s it 🙂 You can view the output in /out folder of your mailtrends folder.

In case you are interested, I have uploaded mine here.

PS: Now don’t get all over me about too much disclosure of personal information. There is nothing you can deduce from it. I just happen to a lot of people and I use the mail regularly.