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McAfee Drops Suit Against Symantec In Japan

CONTACT:Lori Cross Symantec Corporation (310) 449-4258 lcross@symantec.com

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- August 28, 1997 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced today that McAfee Associates (Nasdaq: MCAF) had unilaterally dropped its suit against Symantec in Japan as of August 25, 1997. The Japanese case is now over.

"We are pleased at McAfee's withdrawal of the Japanese action," said Enrique Salem, Symantec's Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. "We can now focus our attention more clearly on the real issue here, which is McAfee's copying of Symantec's code into their own products, and passing this copied code on to their customers."

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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 pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe 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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