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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES SAM 3.5 PROTECTS AGAINST CPRO TROJAN

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM) version 3.5 recognizes and protects against the CPro Trojan.
 CPro Trojan was found in a file named CPRO 141.SEA on a bulletin board service in Michigan. It claims to be a new version of Compact Pro but instead reformats any floppy in the disk drive. It will also attempt to format hard disks but will not actually be successful (under both System 6 and System 7). SAM at standard and higher levels will detect the attempt to format a drive.
 SAM 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 users can scan for CPro Trojan from both Virus Clinic and SAM Intercept. Virus alert postcards with the new user definition have been sent to all SAM 3.0 and 3.5 registered users. Subscribers to Symantec's SAV-U Subscription Service will be automatically sent a disk containing the new SAM virus definition file.
 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 (includes shipping and handling, sales tax added where applicable) through customer service at 800-441-7234 in the United States and 800-465-2266 in Canada.
 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 of Symantec, 408-446-7490; or Lerry Wilson of Wilson McHenry, 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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