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SYMANTEC'S NEW SUPPORT SERVICES COMPLEMENT BEST-SELLING ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM

 SYMANTEC'S NEW SUPPORT SERVICES COMPLEMENT
 BEST-SELLING ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM
 Subscription Updates, Free Virus Scanner and Corporate Support
 Programs Provide Comprehensive Virus Protection
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementing steps to promote safe computing by protecting users from computer viruses, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today introduced three new services that complement its best-selling Norton AntiVirus 2.0 software by providing continuous antivirus support for PC users. The new services include: The Symantec AntiVirus Update Service (SAV-U), a subscription service for ongoing update protection; The Norton Virus Scan, a free DOS-only special version of The Norton AntiVirus 2.0 available on all major Bulletin Board Systems (BBS); and The Symantec Corporate Support Program, which provides educational and technical services for corporate customers.
 "Users are realizing that viruses pose a real threat in everyday computer use. Our customers tell us that reliable support services are just as important as the antivirus product itself," said Rod Turner, executive vice president of Symantec's Peter Norton Group. "By introducing these new support services, we are making safe computing easily accessible to all of our corporate customers and end-users."
 These programs fit into Symantec's portfolio of existing antivirus support services, which includes The Virus Newsline, 310-828-2906; a 24-Hour Virus Faxline, 310-575-5018; down-loadable virus definitions from CompuServe and the Symantec BBS, 408-973-9598 (2400 baud) or 408-973-9834 (9600 baud); and a monthly Virus Definition Disk Service, 800-343-4717, ext. 756. Virus information is also available from Symantec's Fax Retrieval Service (800-554-4403) under the technical application notes directory.
 Symantec AntiVirus Update Service (SAV-U)
 With new computer viruses discovered everyday, the SAV-U service provides users with a year's worth of protection against future viruses. This service keeps users up-to-date and helps guard against lost or damaged data. Quarterly virus definition updates contain information for detecting and repairing damage from newly discovered viruses, as well as improved definitions for existing viruses. The SAV-U service is the easiest and most convenient way to receive virus definitions.
 Subscribers receive antivirus updates on disk every three months for an annual fee of $69. The service can be ordered by calling 800-428-6800 or by sending in the Norton SAV-U coupon found in packages of The Norton AntiVirus version 1.5 or later, The Norton Desktop version 2.0 for Windows and The Norton Desktop for DOS.
 The Norton Virus Scan
 The Norton Virus Scan is a free-of-charge, easily accessible way for computer users to add virus detection to their systems. The Norton Virus Scan will detect more than 1,100 known viruses, give the user the option of removing infected files, and can scan both local and network drives. The technology can be down-loaded from all major BBSs including the Symantec BBS, CompuServe, ZiffNet and Internet. The Norton Virus Scan users who wish to add repair and other capabilities can upgrade to the full version of The Norton AntiVirus version 2.0 in order to take advantage of all its virus protection features.
 The Symantec Corporate Support Program
 The Corporate Support Program is a package of educational and technical services to help companies maintain a safe and virus-free computing environment. Technical support services include assistance from senior support engineers via a toll-free number, access to an on-call Virus Response Team, Monthly Virus Update disks and evaluation of suspect virus samples.
 Educational services include "The Norton Report," a bi-monthly newsletter on virus topics; a Network Administrator's Guide for installing and configuring The Norton AntiVirus 2.0 program; and a Virus Awareness Kit (available later this quarter) for use in conducting virus safety meetings for employees.
 For computer users who want to add a complete virus protection program to their system, The Norton AntiVirus version 2.0 for DOS and Windows is available at a suggested retail price of $129. The Norton AntiVirus version 2.0 finds and repairs more than 1,100 viruses and strains and detects unknown viruses. It offers fast scanning speed, provides automatic protection in the background and requires as little as 1K RAM. It includes complete Windows operation, recursive scan and repair and configurable protection options.
 A Norton AntiVirus tool is also included in Symantec's new integrated utilities, The Norton Desktop version 2.0 for Windows and The Norton Desktop for DOS. Both products have a suggested retail price of $179.
 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. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll free, or 408-252-3570.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Brand and product references herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders./
 /CONTACT: Ana Shannon of Symantec, 310-449-4140; or Pam Barnett of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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