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Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 Compatible with Mac OS 9

Symantec Recommends Latest Versions of Utility Software to Customers Migrating to Apple's New Operating System

CUPERTINO, Calif. November 1, 1999 Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 are ready to provide unparalleled protection, prevention, and repair capabilities for customers running Apple's new Mac OS 9. Symantec recommends that customers who plan to migrate to the new Macintosh operating system also upgrade to new versions of Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh to be compatible with Mac OS 9.

Earlier versions of Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh were developed prior to changes in the way Mac OS tracks open files and will not function properly with OS9. Registered users of previous versions of either one of these products are eligible to purchase both Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 at upgrade prices.

"Symantec recognizes that many of its Macintosh customers will move to Apples new and innovative operating system. To help customers confidently migrate to Mac OS 9, Symantec incorporated technological advances introduced by this new OS into its award-winning utilities," said Steve Cullen, vice president of Symantec's Consumer Products Division. "We want to encourage customers upgrading to Mac OS 9 to upgrade to Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0."

Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 is an all-in-one problem-solving solution that troubleshoots and repairs Macintosh systems. Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 guards against virus infection at all possible entry points, including the Internet and e-mail.

Like Mac OS 9, Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 include tools that make it safe, easy, and more productive for consumers to use the Internet. Macintosh users of all levels of experience can use the point-and-click features of Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus to keep their systems trouble-free and operating at peak performance.

Both products include an enhanced LiveUpdate utility, which automatically detects an Internet connection and connects to a Symantec server using ftp protocol, then downloads and installs the latest virus definition and software updates. Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 also includes improved scanning capabilities. Speed of initial scans, subsequent virus scans, and LiveUpdate are better than 20% faster than before. Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 now features Live Repair, which enables users to perform repairs without booting from the CD.

Pricing and Availability
Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 and Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 are available now. Norton Utilities for Macintosh 5.0 is regularly priced at US$99.95; upgrade price is US $49.95. Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 6.0 is regularly priced at US$69.95; upgrade price is US$29.95. Users of either product may purchase both products at their upgrade prices.

About Symantec
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop computers and other mobile devices.

The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations

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