Multinational consumer electronics corporation Best Buy pulled Kaspersky products from its shelves last month and also offered customers assistance if they wanted to remove installed software.
At the time, Office Depot said it planned to offer an in-store service where anyone who had purchased Kaspersky software, even from another store, could have their computers switched over to McAfee ant-virus software for a fee.
Best Buy, which has its headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota, also has outlets in Canada and Mexico. There is no indication whether Kaspersky products were also pulled in these countries.
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Moves against Kaspersky Lab in the US have been ramped up since the presidential elections of 2016, after claims that Russia had interfered to influence things in favour of Donald Trump.
Since then, the FBI has been briefing private sector companies and advising them to stop using Kaspersky products.
Comment has been sought from Kaspersky Lab in Australia.