How to remove Kaspersky passwords

If you forgets your password that you set for your Kaspersky product it can prevent you from changing settings in the program. You can remove the password by following these instructions:

Method 1

Select your version for instructions:

Method 2

  1. Boot into Safe Mode.
  2. Press the Windows Key + R
    Type regedit and press ENTER.
  3. 32 Bit Users: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KasperskyLab\protected\AVP8\settings
    64 Bit users: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\KasperskyLab\protected\AVP8\settings
  4. Double click on EnablePswrdProtect and change the value to 0.
  5. Double click on OPEP and make it a blank value.
  6. Restart your computer.
    (In this example it says AVP8. On your computer it may be AVP9 or another number)


    1. I haven’t dealt with this issue in a while but my guess would be that it’s an encrypted version of the password that you set.

  1. u r a genius bro … thanks …
    all guys having forgot password problem of kaspersky, follow his steps … it works … really … phew …thanks again bro ..

    1. Hello Dennis,

      Can you please check to see if you have AVP9 or higher?


  2. Great stuff, very good, Excellent. This has helped me to remove password on Kaspersky Endpoint 10 which has been a long time problem for me.

  3. Hi there. I’m using kaspersky endpoint 2010, and i forgot the password. I followed your 2nd method and didn’t work. It say error writing value’s new contents ( following the steps no. 3) please reply this ASAP, because I have another antivirus…

  4. Lol it’s quite ironic his last name is Norton dont you think haha

    Thanks for the guide, friend 🙂


  5. AVP8 or AVP9 were not available for me. Instead, I had a folder named “KES10”. Performed same steps and worked fine.


    ***Running Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows on 64-bit Windows 7.***

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