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SAM 3.5 RECOGNIZES AND PROTECTS AGAINST THE T4-C AND MUTATION OF CDEF MACINTOSH VIRUSES

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM) version 3.5 recognizes and protects against both the T4-C Macintosh virus and the mutation of the CDEF virus.
 Protection from T4-C
 The T4-C, a new strain of the T4 virus, attempts to alter the system file (System 6) and prevent INIT files from being loaded. In some cases, the virus prohibits the system from booting up. T4-C may also modify application files on the start-up volume (affecting both System 6 and 7). These alterations can damage applications by overwriting locations with the infectious code. Damaged applications cannot be repaired and must be reloaded from the original disks. Because T4-C can damage the system file, users should re-install their system if their computer is infected. T4-C affects all Apple Macintosh computer systems.
 SAM version 3.5 currently detects the T4-C virus. SAM version 3.0 users can detect T4-C if they have installed a virus definition file dated July 8, 1992, or later.
 To repair files infected with T4-C, users can download the new virus definitions file free-of-charge from the Symantec Bulletin Board at 408-973-9598, CompuServe, America Online or Applelink. Users can also obtain detection and repair capabilities by ordering a virus update disk for $12 (includes shipping and handling, sales tax added where applicable) through customer service at 800-441-7234 in the United States and 408-252-3570 in Canada.
 Protection from the Mutation of the CDEF Virus
 The mutation of the CDEF virus is similar to the original CDEF virus, with only slight differences existing in the code. All versions of SAM 3.5 and SAM 3.0 detect this virus and repair infected files.
 Symantec is the worldwide leader in providing competitive antivirus protection for Macintosh, IBM and IBM-compatible computers. Symantec markets Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh, a complete antivirus software package which detects and combats all known Macintosh viruses. SAM version 3.5 is available through Symantec's network of distributors and resellers for the suggested retail price of $99.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products for IBM personal computers and compatibles and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Jackie Brinker, 408-446-7490, or Brett Smith, 408-446-8977, both of Symantec/
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