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Symantec Donates $10,000 and Copies of pcANYWHERE Software to Victims of Florida Fires

Cash, Product Donations Targeted at Helping Floridians Recover from Devastating 'Summer of 1998'

Cupertino, Calif --August 12, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and consumer computing, today announced it has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of this summer's Florida fires. Symantec also announced it is offering free copies of pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 remote control software to Florida residents affected by the fires.

"We are very concerned about the conditions Floridians must now face as a result of such devastating fires," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit. "We consider it a privilege to be able to provide a cash donation to assist the American Red Cross relief efforts, and are especially pleased to be able to offer Florida's residents a product like pcANYWHERE that can help ease the challenges of doing business anytime, anywhere. We believe that pcANYWHERE will prove to be an indispensable productivity tool for Florida's professional population."

pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 will allow Floridians impacted by the fires to work from remote locations and still have access to their files, applications, and networks at the office. This kind of accessibility allows them to synchronize their data from their remote computers to their office PCs and maintain true freedom while working out of the office. With this offer, Florida residents will receive remote control, file transfer, and general communications capabilities with modem, cable, and network connections in one box. In addition, because pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 supports all major OS platforms in a single package-including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT3.51 and 4.0, Windows 3.1x, and DOS-Floridians can be assured that the product will be compatible with their current PC/modem environment.

Companies interested in getting up to three free copies of pcANYWHERE32 8.0 should call the special Symantec Hotline number, (800) 453-1150, Promo Code: 9PR5. This offer is only for Florida residents and is available for as long as quantities last.

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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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