Files with the extension KEY are used by numerous programs to store registration information or license keys. The files are mostly encrypted and the content depends on the generating program. These files are useless without the associated application. They are usually in the same directory as the software itself.
Most often resolving problems with opening KEY files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support KEY files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of KEY files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate KEY files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Kaspersky Anti-Virus applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening KEY files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: