US retailer Best Buy stops selling Kaspersky products2017-09-11 09:20 by Daniela
Tags: Best Buy, Kaspersky
Electronics retailer Best Buy has announced that it is pulling Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software from its stores. The action was taken due to concerns over Kaspersky's alleged links to the Russian government.
According to people familiar with the matter, Best Buy felt there were "too many unanswered questions" and so decided to discontinue selling the antivirus products. Kaspersky, which has denied ties with any government, confirmed last week the companies had suspended their ties.
"However, the relationship may be re-evaluated in the future," it said in a statement. "Kaspersky Lab has enjoyed a decade-long partnership with Best Buy and its customer base, and Kaspersky Lab will continue to offer its industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to consumers through its website and other retailers."
Kaspersky Lab has a huge userbase worldwide with over 400 million users relying on its software for antivirus protection. However its active users could soon see a sharp decrease as a result of continued negative press and federal lawmakers trying to ban the US government from using its products.
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