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Norton AntiVirus Wins 10th vb 100% Award

Norton AntiVirus Continues to be Rewarded by Virus Bulletin for Outstanding Performance

CUPERTINO,Calif. -August 23, 2000 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton AntiVirus has received its 10th VB 100% Award from Virus Bulletin. Out of the 18 products submitted for review, Norton AntiVirus 2000 was one of only three products to earn the award.

Virus Bulletin tested 18 Windows 98-based anti-virus products, including VirusScan from Network Associates and InoculateIT from Computer Associates and published the results in its July 2000 issue. The VB 100% Award is given to products that detect 100 percent of all "In the Wild" viruses, as tracked by the WildList Organization, during extensive Virus Bulletin testing.

"Receiving a 10th VB 100% Award secures Norton AntiVirus’ position as an industry leader in providing the most powerful and reliable anti-virus solutions available today," said Ron Moritz, chief technical officer, Symantec Corporation. "As the virus threat is continually changing, it is more important than ever to be protected from these malicious attacks."

Symantec’s AntiVirus solutions provide customers with automatic protection against viruses and other malicious code at all entry points, including e-mail attachments and Internet downloads. Norton AntiVirus 2000 delivers automatic, hands-free detection, analysis and repair of viruses, malicious ActiveX controls, Java applets and other dangerous fast-moving threats. Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.0 is part of Symantec Enterprise Security, which enables customers to build the best security solution for their organization by choosing from Symantec’s best-of-breed, multi-platform Internet security products; manageability and administration tools; and world-class professional services and support.

Virus Bulletin’s comparatives typically focus on virus detection rates, scanning speeds and performance overhead of on-access or resident scanning components. The viruses on the WildList Organization’s lists are acknowledged as causing real-world virus incidents and of doing so in more than just one or two isolated locations. As evidenced by its long string of VB 100% awards, Norton AntiVirus has consistently earned high marks. Recently, Norton AntiVirus was once again named to PC Data’s Top 10 Business Software list. This is an honor Norton AntiVirus has received consistently since January 1998.

About Symantec

Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 33 countries.

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