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Symantec's Norton Utilities Wins Computerworld's IT Leader's Choice Award for Best PC/LAN Utility

Norton Utilities Continues to Lead Market; Provides Users With Unrivaled Problem-Solving Power and Control

Cupertino, Calif. --February 11, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton Utilities, the expert's choice for solving serious computer problems, was recognized as the best PC/LAN utility in Computerworld's first annual IT Leaders' Choice Awards for value on January 12, 1998. This award was selected by Computerworld's subscribers. None of the other products in the utility category were mentioned as finalists.

Norton Utilities proves its value to anyone faced with a serious computer problem, according to Ron Snaider, a programmer at Rolex Watch USA, Inc. in New York and quoted in Computerworld. In Computerworld, Snaider explains that no one recognizes the value of Norton Utilities faster than administrators. "These tools are invaluable," he says.

For this award, administrators rated Norton Utilities as a top performer. Computerworld mailed 5,000 surveys to subscribers who were asked to evaluate products they installed or upgraded during 1997 by rating the level of return value for each product. The entire results may be viewed on Computerworld's web site at

"The problem-solving capabilities Norton Utilities offers is well tested by IT leaders, who need to actively troubleshoot serious computer problems," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Recognition as a winner in Computerworld's IT Leaders' Choice Awards further illustrates that Norton Utilities is the market leader."

As a complete and powerful collection of tools for troubleshooting and maintaining systems, Norton Utilities provides safe and reliable computing for Windows 95, Windows NT, and DOS. The Computerworld IT Leaders' Choice recognition is only the latest in awards received by Norton Utilities. The product has won many other awards including MVP award from PC/Computing, PC Magazine's 125 Best Software Titles list, "Stellar" award from Windows Sources, PC/Computing's A-List, and Windows Magazine Top Ten List.

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

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