How can I install Kaspersky antivirus in Windows 8?

Viral Gohil January 11, 2013

It shows the compatibility problems!

  1. Mihovil Pletikos
    January 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    wait for new version of kaspersky... untill then don't worry intergrated antivirus will do it's job

  2. Loloor Or
    January 14, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Personal & Family Support page :
    The latest versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus fully support Windows 8.
    you may need to update if you try to install am old ver.

  3. Junil Maharjan
    January 13, 2013 at 4:22 am

    windows 8 has a built in antivirus and antimalware called windows defender which is in my opinion better than kaspersky. so you are not required to install and 3rd party antivirus software but if you really want to install kaspersky then get the latest version. But in opinion - stick with windows defender.

  4. Alan Wade
    January 13, 2013 at 12:13 am

    To be honest its a bit of a silly question.
    Just go to Kaspersky's home page and search for a Win8 upgrade/version.
    If you have already done this then I appologize but at least state what you have and havnt tried.

  5. Ahmed Musani
    January 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

    check in the windows store for compatible security apps and then download from the manufacturers website.

  6. Paul Girardin
    January 12, 2013 at 1:29 am

    This comes from Kaspersky Lab (

    Q: If I have an existing version of Kaspersky, will I need to purchase new software?

    A: No… not if you already have a valid Kaspersky subscription for Kaspersky Internet Security. All Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 customers that have a valid subscription will be able to upgrade their Kaspersky Internet Security application to the newest version that is compatible with Windows 8. To download the latest version of your Kaspersky security product, please go to the Download section at the top of this page and select your product.

    So I suggest that you contact them:

    At this link, you will find all you need like the information for their Americas, Canada, Latin America and Global Headquarters in Moscow .

    Hope this help

    Be well,
    Quantum Dragon

  7. ha14
    January 11, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Likely KES8 / KSC9 will not support Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012.
    Windows 8 will be supported in KES 10, which release date is supposed to be in Q1 of 2013.

    Kaspersky PURE 2.0
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 support the new Windows 8 ‘Remediation’ feature – so apps that have been developed for Microsoft’s new user interface can be scanned for viruses. If an application is infected, the Kaspersky security solution removes the infected files, flags the infected application and goes on to replace the application with a clean, fresh copy from the Windows Store.

  8. Ishan Gunawardana
    January 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Right click the installing program. (exe file) then select run as administrator or when you cancel the installation they will ask whether or program installed correctly or not in a window. In there you can select run with compatibility or something like that..

    • Paul Girardin
      January 12, 2013 at 1:35 am

      It is never good to run older Anti-Virus programs under a compatibility mode as these kinds of software need deep access to the core of the OS.

      Best to always use the correct version for your OS.

      Getting it is as easy as communicating with the vendor, if they do not want to provide a solution, it is time to change vendors.

      • Ishan Gunawardana
        January 12, 2013 at 3:59 am

        Yup I'm agree with you.. I think your next comment have what this guy wanted..:)

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