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Symantec's Norton Utilities 3.0 Wins Family PC's Top Rated Award

- Troubleshooting tool is the only software utility included; Listed as 'Best Software for Mom and Dad' -

Sunnyvale, Calif --August 11, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that Norton Utilities, part of Symantec's award winning family of utility and anti-virus products, won FamilyPC's Top Rated award. Norton Utilities is one part of the complete line of award-winning Norton products designed to keep your computer safe and reliable. Norton Utilities was the only software utility recognized in FamilyPC's fourth edition of the Top 100 Awards. Norton Utilities was chosen by FamilyPC editors and thousands of family testers as "Best Software for Mom and Dad" in the July/August issue.

Each year, FamilyPC chooses the Top 100 software, hardware, and Web sites of the year. As described by FamilyPC, "Thousands of families from around the country and our expert editorial team put their opinions together to ensure that our Top Rated list includes only the best and the brightest."

Norton Utilities 3.0 is an "easy-to-use utility (that) can detect and repair problems on your PC, and keep it optimized, virus-free, and up-to-date," according to FamilyPC. The magazine further noted that Norton Utilities is packed with high-quality information.

"Norton Utilities' problem-solving capabilities are relied on by families who depend on their computers as much as business users," said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "And top recognition by so many family users in such a large software category illustrates that Norton Utilities is the product computer users turn to for solving computer problems."

FamilyPC refers to the winners as "the cream of a very competitive crop of products aimed at (families)." The entire results may be viewed on FamilyPC's web site at www.familypc.com.

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 FamilyPC Top 100 recognition is only the latest in awards received by Norton Utilities. The product has won many other awards including Computerworld's IT Leaders' Choice, 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 is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.

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