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SYMANTEC OFFERS SOFTWARE TO DESTROY MICHELANGELO VIRUS

 SYMANTEC OFFERS SOFTWARE TO DESTROY MICHELANGELO VIRUS
 CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing concerns about the Michelangelo virus, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced today that a special Michelangelo edition of the Norton AntiVirus 2.0 is available free of charge to all PC users. The Norton AntiVirus Michelangelo Edition will detect and eradicate the Michelangelo virus, scheduled to activate on March 6, the date of Michelangelo's birthday. The virus overwrites the hard disk drive contents of IBM PCs and compatibles, resulting in complete loss of data.
 "As a company whose customers number in the millions, we feel it's our duty to keep all computer users safe from threats like the Michelangelo virus," said Rod Turner, executive vice president of Symantec's Peter Norton Group. "We want computer users to know that there are complete programs available to detect and destroy viruses before they activate. The Michelangelo Edition is being offered to eliminate any anxieties users might have about this particular virus infecting their PC."
 The Michelangelo Edition software can be obtained by calling the Symantec toll-free number (800-343-4717, ext. 707). A $9 shipping and handling fee will be charged for each order. The Norton AntiVirus Michelangelo Edition can also be downloaded free of charge from the Symantec Bulletin Board (408-973-9598 for 2400 baud or 408-973-9834 for 9600 baud), CompuServe and other participating bulletin board services. In addition, users can obtain the Norton AntiVirus Michelangelo Edition from local participating dealers for a nominal handling fee.
 Additional information on the Michelangelo virus and other viruses can be obtained on Symantec's 24-hour Virus Newsline (310-828-2906) or through the Michelangelo Virus Faxline (310-575-5018).
 Symantec is the worldwide leader in providing competitive antivirus protection for IBM, IBM-compatible and Macintosh computers. Symantec markets the Norton AntiVirus 2.0 for DOS and Windows, a complete antivirus software package which detects and combats more than 1,000 viruses including the Michelangelo virus. The Norton AntiVirus is available through Symantec's network of distributors and resellers. From now through March 31, 1992, users can purchase Norton AntiVirus at a special price of $99, reduced from $129, by calling 800-441-7234.
 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: Ana Shannon of Symantec Corp., 310-449-4140; or Lerry Wilson of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec Corp./
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