Kaspersky Antivirus upgrade version question

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by AlexC, Sep 18, 2012.

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  1. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    I know a repair shop where Kaspersky upgrade version is installed in all computers instead of the normal version (no matter if the client never had kaspersky installed in the first place)

    This is how it works: the upgrade version only costs 25,66 euros for 3 computers for one year, bought in a shopping center.

    The client pays for a one year license in the repair shop, but doesn't take the key with him, only the software already installed and activated. This way, the same key will be sold for two other costumers.

    The thing i don't understand is how this cheaper upgrade version (the "normal" version costs 39,95 euros for 3 computers for one year) can be installed and activated in computers that doesn't have a previous kaspersky install / have any other av / doesn't have any AV at all.

    Why should anyone pay for the regular version when the upgrade one, that is cheaper, can also be installed and activated anyway?
     
  2. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    There should be no problem for users, but I don't think what the shop is doing would be approved of by Kaspersky.
     
  3. thanhtai2009

    thanhtai2009 Registered Member

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    I think the "upgrade version" you've mentioned is the RENEW ACTIVATION CODE
    when your current activation code expired you can use it to buy a new one with discount price
     
  4. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    The point is that i can go to a shopping center, buy the upgrade version, install and activate in my computer that never had Kaspersky installed.

    So, why should anyone pay for the regular version when the upgrade one, that is cheaper, can also be installed and activated anyway?

    How Kaspersky doesn't control this?
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    I can use a keygen to get Kaspersky for free, so what? Some cheaper and some more expensive, it does not really matter. Also what the repair shop is doing is against Kaspersky's TOS. :thumbd:
     
  6. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    It should matter lol. The upgrade version doesn't even have a tool that look for a previous install. It's ridiculous.
     
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    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Renew and upgrade are 2 different things!!

    I can use my friend's (he owns a Kaspersky product) email key to use the renew feature and get a totally new key at a discounted price.
     
  8. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    Yes, i think that the most correct translation is "renewal" version.
     
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