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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES ANTIVIRUS FOR MACINTOSH VERSION 3.0

 SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES ANTIVIRUS FOR MACINTOSH VERSION 3.0
 CUPERTINO, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM) version 3.0 recognizes and protects against the Macintosh virus INIT 1984.
 INIT 1984 is activated when an infected system is booted on any Friday the 13th in 1991 or later years. The virus infects only INITs, also known as startup documents. Damage from the virus includes changing the names and attributes of folders and files to random strings, and the actual deletion of a small percentage of files. The INIT 1984 virus affects all Apple Macintosh computer systems running either System 6 or System 7.
 SAM version 3.0 customers can immediately update the detection and protection capabilities of the program against this new virus by entering the new user definition into SAM Virus Clinic. After entering the new SAM user definition, SAM 3.0 users can scan for INIT 1984 from both Virus Clinic and SAM Intercept. Virus alert postcards with the new user definition have been sent to all SAM 3.0 registered users.
 To detect and repair infected files, 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 $12.00 (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.
 Symantec is the world-wide 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 3.0 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 of Symantec Corp., 310-449-4142; or Larry Wilson of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
 (SYMC) CO: Symantec Corp. ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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