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Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Market

Cupertino, Calif --November 5, 1998-- Data released by independent market intelligence firm PC Data for September shows that Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) continues to lead the U.S. business software retail market with four products in PC Data's top ten best-sellers list and eight in the top 20.

In less than a full month of sales, Norton SystemWorks, the first truly integrated utility suite, appeared in fifteenth position. Norton AntiVirus 5.0 was the best-selling anti-virus product in second position overall. Other products in the PC Data top ten include pcANYWHERE 32 in sixth position, Norton Utilities in eighth and Norton AntiVirus 4.0 in ninth. Norton Crashguard Deluxe, WinFax Pro 9.0 and ACT! 4.0 are the other Symantec products in the PC Data top 20.

"The retail market picked up well in September after a long period of softness," said Keith Robinson, vice president Americas. "The data shows how strongly Symantec products are performing across the entire range. The appearance of Norton SystemWorks in the best-selling list demonstrates how well consumers have responded to the benefits of a truly integrated utility suite."

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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