Kaspersky Anti-Virus, among other settings, has a password protection option: after setting a password, changing settings and deleting the antivirus are not available (applies to other products, such as Kaspersky Internet Security, Total Security): when you try to delete, you will see the "Enter password to continue" window .
Hence the question: what should I do if I forgot the password for the Kaspersky anti-virus product that needs to be deleted? This manual details how to remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus without a password. There are two separate ways to do this, starting with a simpler one.
Removing Kaspersky Anti-Virus without a password using kavremover
Like most anti-virus developers, Kaspersky has a separate official utility, Kaspersky Lab Products Remover (kavremover), to completely remove its anti-virus products from the computer in case they were previously only partially removed or for some reason cannot be removed using regular Windows 10 tools , 8.1 or Windows 7.
This utility will also help in a situation where you need to remove Kaspersky without a password: it is not required for its operation:
- Download the kavremover utility from the official site https://support.kaspersky.ru/common/uninstall/1464
- Run the utility, make sure that it has detected the necessary antivirus from Kaspersky, enter the verification code and click "Delete".
- Wait for the removal process to complete.
- Reboot the computer.
This is the easiest method and ideal when you need to remove the antivirus. However, in some cases, when you delete it only in order to set it again and not forget the password, it is better to use the following method.
How to reset (remove) the password for Kaspersky Anti-Virus settings for deletion or other purposes
The official utility for resetting the password for the settings of Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security, Total Security and other products is available on the official site of Kaspersky.ru, which is useful in this case. You can download the utility from the official website http://media.kaspersky.com/utilities/ConsumerUtilities/KLAPR.zip (after downloading, unzip the archive to any location on your computer).
The utility itself is a simple bat-file containing commands that clear registry settings that are responsible for Kaspersky settings (where information about the need to request a password to delete or change settings is also stored). The utility should be launched in safe mode (see Windows 10 Safe Mode, How to start a computer in safe mode).
After restarting the computer in safe mode and launching the KLAPR.BAT file (Kaspersky Lab AllProducts Password Reset), press any key and, if you get the message “The operation completed successfully ...”, then the password has been successfully reset and you can restart Windows in the right one mode and perform any actions with the Kaspersky anti-virus product.
In conclusion - a video where both methods are shown clearly, if for someone it will be more convenient.
I hope the instruction has been helpful. If you have any problems, ask questions in the comments.