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Symantec Leads PC Data Top Ten List

CUPERTINO, Calif. --July 16, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today that three of Symantec's applications, WinFax PRO were listed in PC Data's Top Ten Sales list for the month of May. All three products appeared on the list as Symantec continues to meet and exceed the needs of business professionals by providing the most full-featured products in each category. With Symantec's products, users can fax directly from the desktop with WinFax PRO, use Norton Utilities to maintain their desktop, and protect their data with Norton AntiVirus.

All three are also key products meeting the needs of small business and home office professionals. The products alone offer powerful and full-featured functionality and together they provide a unique set of productivity applications designed to save professionals time so users can spend more time growing their business.

"We are thrilled to see the stellar performance of Symantec products listed in PC Data's top ten list," said Dana Siebert, President of Symantec's Americas. "It is the intention of Symantec to maintain the confidence of our loyal customers by providing them with the highest quality products available and to continue to develop applications that meet their needs and expectations."

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com

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