WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Top US electronics retailer Best Buy will stop selling cybersecurity software made by Kaspersky Lab due to fears that the company has links to the Russian government, according to US media reports.
Best Buy said its decision was prompted by media reports, congressional testimony and industry discussions that raised concerns about Kaspersky, the Star Tribune reported on Friday, citing a company spokesperson.
The US retailer has not conducted its own investigation into whether Kaspersky has any links to the Russian government.
US lawmakers are seeking to introduce a ban on the government's use of Kaspersky's software.
Best Buy will allow its customers who have bought Kaspersky software and who still have subscriptions to exchange it for free for another product within 45 days, the Star Tribune reported.
The US company will also have its staff uninstall the software for free within that window of time, it added.