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Symantec Consumer Solutions Carry 'Designed for Windows XP' Logo Certification Worldwide

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Sept. 21, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), a world leader in Internet security, today announced the following new Symantec software has received the Designed for Windows XP logo from Microsoft for the new Windows XP platform -- Norton Internet Security 2002, Norton Personal Firewall 2002, Norton SystemWorks 2002, Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Utilities 2002, Norton CleanSweep 2002, and Norton Ghost 2002. The Designed for Windows XP logo program brings hardware and software-quality standards under a single logo, making it easier for customers to recognize products that are designed to deliver a great computing experience with the Windows XP operating system.

With the new operating system focusing heavily on online communication and collaboration tools, Windows XP users will benefit from Symantec's best-of-breed Internet security and problem-solving solutions to maintain the safety and overall performance of their PC. Consumers can also rely on Symantec's logo compliant software to be stable when running Windows XP, installed or removed easily, and they can be assured that the basic experience with the products and the operating system will be the same or better after upgrading to future versions of Windows.

"We are pleased to be able to deliver our market-leading solutions to users of Microsoft's newest operating system," said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantec's Consumer and Client Product Delivery. "Symantec's expertise in providing consumers and businesses with advanced online security and problem-solving solutions will help users get the most out of Windows XP without compromising security or productivity."

"Microsoft is delighted to award the Designed for Windows XP logo to a wide array of Symantec's innovative Internet security and problem solving tools," said Chris Jones, vice president of the Windows Client Group at Microsoft. "These logo-compliant solutions allow Windows XP customers to create, connect and communicate in new and exciting ways while maintaining a safe and secure computing experience."

Users can go to http://www-cu.symantec.com/sabu/xp.html to locate information on how the following Symantec solutions help extend the capabilities of Windows XP:

Norton Internet Security 2002 ­ The most complete and well-integrated online security and privacy solution for Windows users. It provides award-winning firewall, privacy protection, anti-virus, and content filtering technologies in a single, easy-to-use suite.

Norton Personal Firewall 2002 ­ Automatically stops hackers from breaking into the user's computer, hides the PC from online intruders and controls applications with access to the Internet.

Norton SystemWorks 2002 ­ The most valued all-in-one solution for PC problems offering a comprehensive, integrated solution set to help keep home and business computers running at optimal performance levels.

Norton AntiVirus 2002 ­ Provides powerful protection against viruses and other malicious code at all possible virus entry points. It automatically removes viruses without interrupting other work and scans and cleans incoming and outgoing email messages and attachments to prevent virus infections. Its exclusive new Script Blocking technology constantly monitors scripts and stops new viruses before they can infect a system, even before virus definition updates.

Norton Utilities 2002 ­ The industry's most effective system optimization and problem-solving tools, offering users of all levels of expertise and easy-to use solution for optimizing, fixing, and maintaining their PCs.

Norton CleanSweep 2002 - The quickest and easiest way to eliminate Internet buildup and other hard drive clutter on Windows systems.

Norton Ghost 2002 - Provides small businesses and advanced users with powerful solutions for system upgrading, backup and recovery

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, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

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