If you do not own an ASUS ROG motherboard, attempting to install
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 using their setup installer will fail with the
error message “Error has Occurred. Application was not installed.
Digital signature of installation files is missing”. After a bit of time
and research we’ve come up with a way to install and activate the ROG
edition using the standard antivirus package for ALL users, not just
those who have Asus ROG motherboards. This isn’t done using cracks or
keygenerators, just common sense and logic. Here’s the steps how to do
1. First off, if you don’t already have it, you will need to download and install the 7-Zip
archiver (version 9.20 or higher is required). Also, an important note,
if you’ve had a Kaspersky product installed on your computer before
(Antivirus, Internet Security, PURE or CBE), it’s highly advisable to
download and run the Kaspersky Products Remover
(KavRemover) to completely clear your machine of any residual files or
registry entries that could interfere with the ROG install.
2. Go to the Asus Kaspersky page and download the KAV13014190_ROG.zip file.
Once downloaded, right click on the zip file and “Extract Here…” to
produce a setup executable. Then right click again and extract the setup
installer file contents to a folder.
Go into the folder you extracted, right click on the kavkis.msi and
choose to “Extract Here…”. This will extract a single cbi.dll file which
is the activation file for Kaspersky Antivirus. Right Click and Copy or
Cut the cbi.dll file.
You need to manually create the Kaspersky Anti-Virus directory
structure and paste the cbi.dll into it. Go to C:Program Files and
create a folder “Kaspersky Lab”. Go into that folder and create another
folder called “Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013″, the structure will look like
this for 32-bit users:
C:Program FilesKaspersky LabKaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
or the following for 64-bit users:
C:Program Files (x86)Kaspersky LabKaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
Paste the cbi.dll into the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 folder.
Now you need to create another directory structure, go to
C:ProgramData and create the folders “Kaspersky Lab”, then “AVP13″
inside that, and “Data” inside that to produce the following structure
for Windows Vista, 7 and 8. The ProgramData folder is hidden by default
so if you can’t see it in the root of C, type C:ProgramData into the
Search box on the Start menu or configure Windows to show hidden files
and folders from Folder Options found in Control Panel.
For Windows XP the Kaspersky Lab folder is in Documents and Settings:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataKaspersky LabAVP13Data
Go back to the KAV ROG folder from step 3 and double click to open the
kavkis.cab file (not the msi from earlier). Inside you will find the
Kaspersky license file with a name of _1AA7CD13.key. Right click and
copy it, then paste the key file into the Data folder created from step
8. Now the Asus ROG license files are in place, it’s time to download the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 setup installer
from the Kaspersky website. You MUST download the update installer
which the link points to and not the trial installer or it won’t work
and you will only get 30 days. Then simply install the package as usual,
it probably makes no difference whether you choose to participate in
the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). For reference, the tested
installer was kav188.8.131.5290abcdefEN_4395 but should work fine on newer
2013 versions when they’re released.
the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 program has installed, that’s it, you
don’t have to do anything else because the program installs and
activates itself automatically using the key from the ROG installer.
Just make sure you have internet access during the process. If you look
at the licensing details when the main interface pops up, you will see
the activation has been applied and you have 365 days left!
further inspection of the license file itself, we have also discovered
that it doesn’t actually expire until the 31st of December 2015. This
doesn’t mean that the key lasts until 2015 if you activate it now, but
rather that you can activate this version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus
2013 anytime between now and then to get a full 365 days of usage. The
results of the Kaspersky Lab Key Viewer are below.
and activating Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 ROG Edition has been confirmed
working on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and there’s no need to use proxy
or VPN services which was the main stumbling block for users to get the
CBE versions to work properly.