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Symantec Offers LiveUpdate Solution For Norton Utilities In Record Time

Automatic download available to customers within 24 hours of issue notification

CUPERTINO, Calif --April 9, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) today announced a LiveUpdate patch to fix a security gap that occurs when users are running Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x, and Norton Utilities 2.0 for Windows 95. Responding with a swift and focused effort, Symantec posted the patch within 24 hours of initial notification of the problem. To date, no users have reported any security issues. LiveUpdate is a unique product feature in all Symantec products, including Norton Utilities, that offers one-button access to product updates, patches and the latest virus definition updates.

"Symantec is committed to keeping its customers' computers safe and reliable and our quick response to this issue illustrates that commitment," said Enrique Salem, vice president of the Security and Assistance Business Unit at Symantec. "While no customers reported the security issue, it was a top priority to immediately provide a solution and protect them as soon as possible."

"Symantec responded quickly and worked closely with us to provide a solution to customers," said Cornelius Willis, Director of Platform Marketing of Microsoft Corporation. "This is an example of how our industry can work quickly and constructively to address customer concerns."

Symantec remains, as it has for 15 years, committed to providing customers with superior software solutions. More information regarding the Norton Utilities security patch can be accessed via Symantec's world wide web site http://www.symantec.com

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 managed network 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) 441-6054 toll free or visit our site at the world wide web at http://www.symantec.com.

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