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Norton SystemWorks Honored By Leading Latin America Publication

PC World Latin America Names Norton SystemWorks Best Utilities Suite

MIAMI, Florida October 13, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton SystemWorks 2.0 was named Best Utilities Suite by PC World Latin America, one of the region's leading computer publications. Earlier this year, its parent magazine, PC World, also recognized Norton SystemWorks, awarding it the prestigious World Class Award for best utility software.

"Symantec is very pleased that PC World Latin America, one of the most influential publications in this growing market, has singled out Norton SystemWorks as the top utilities suite," said Michelle Amery, senior director of Symantec Latin America. "This designation affirms Norton SystemWorks' place as a world class solution and underscores Symantec's ongoing commitment to providing the Latin America region the most intelligent tools to make computing safe and simple."

"PC World Latin America is dedicated to providing the region with the most complete and relevant IT news, said Trino Ramos, Publisher of PC World Latin America. "As a result of our focus on the region, PC World Latin America has named Norton SystemWorks 2.0 as a recipient of our first annual PC World Latin America Awards for Best Utility Software which represent the best IT products and services in Latin America."

Norton SystemWorks 2.0 includes Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Norton CleanSweep, and Norton CrashGuard. The suite was designed specifically to provide consumers a comprehensive, completely integrated and intuitive solution to keep their computers operating at peak performance. Much more than a bundle, Norton SystemWorks gives users everything they need in one box--one install, one product update center, one manual, one support line, and one emergency disk set--all with a single, easy-to-use interface.

Each product in the Norton SystemWorks suite is part of the Norton family of products designed and developed to work together. These products were then integrated using Symantec's integration technologies, thereby eliminating the problems associated with bundled offerings.

The Best Utilities Suite award from PC World Latin America is the latest in a series of awards Norton SystemWorks has earned. In May, Norton SystemWorks was named PC Magazine Editors' Choice; in March, it earned a place on Windows Magazine's respected WinList of recommended products. In November 1998 and May 1999, Norton SystemWorks outperformed McAfee Office in tests conducted by Ziff-Davis Testing and Analysis Group (ZDTag), the independent testing lab for technical powerhouse publications such as PC Magazine, PC Week, PC Computing, and Inter@ctive Week.

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