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Symantec Response to CyberMedia Lawsuit

Cupertino, Calif. --February 5, 1998--In response to Cybermedia's lawsuit announced earlier today, Enrique Salem, Vice President, Security and Assistance Business Unit, Symantec Corporation says: "We have not yet had the opportunity to examine the lawsuit in detail. We believe their accusation lacks merit and we will contest it vigorously.

"Norton Uninstall Deluxe was launched in October last year and has been well received by the market because it satisfies customers who want to remove programs from their PC easily, thoroughly and safely. In fact, PC Data listed Norton Uninstall Deluxe as the ninth best selling Windows business software product for the month of December.

"Our product was developed by a small independent company, Zebrasoft, in Atlanta, Georgia. Zebrasoft strongly disagrees with the claims that Cybermedia is making. For example, Cybermedia claims that a DLL in our product was stolen from Cybermedia's product. Symantec licensed the DLL in question from Elltech, an independent company and the code is available to license from their web site (www.elltech.com)."

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 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 2,000 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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