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Norton Utilities for Windows 95 wins Most Valuable Product at PC/Computing Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV -- November 18, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced that PC/Computing's Most Valuable Product for System Utilities at the 1996 awards ceremony. Norton Utilities has been widely recognized as the best software to protect PCs by keeping the computer working optimally, and by fixing small problems before they become big ones.

"We are extremely pleased that Norton Utilities has garnered top honors from PC/Computing in the system utilities category," said Enrique Salem, chief technology officer and general manager of Symantec's advanced utilities business unit. "This recognition from PC/Computingís expert editors and lab technicians continues to show that Norton Utilities is number one in usability, performance, innovation, technology and value."

Norton Utilities for Windows 95 recently announced version 2.0, developed for the 15 million computer users who use Norton Utilities. Version 2.0 of Norton Utilities for Windows 95 prevents and fixes computer problems automatically, helps users tune-up and customize their systems and teaches users about their PCs through multimedia innovations.

Norton Utilities 2.0 for Windows 95, with CrashGuard and Anti-Freeze, is available at an estimated retail price (ERP) of $79. Norton Utilities 2.0 requires IBM-PC or a 100% compatible, Windows 95, Intel 80486 DX or higher, 8MB of RAM, 31MB free hard disk space, double speed CD-ROM drive, 16-bit sound card and a 256-color VGA or better monitor. Norton Utilities is available at computer stores nationwide, including Best Buy, Comp USA, Computer City and Egghead Software.

Symantec Café 1.5 for Windows 95 and Windows NT product also won the PC/Computing MVP award in the Web Development division.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.

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