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Symantec Offers Listen-Only Line for Its Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Oct. 3, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the results of its fiscal second quarter 2002 ending Sept. 28, 2001 and provide guidance for the fiscal third quarter 2002. All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec’s chairman, president and chief executive officer John W. Thompson and chief financial officer Greg Myers present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance. The listen-only dial-in number for domestic callers is 1-800-289-0518, while international callers can dial 913-981-5532.

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Symantec’s Investor Relations web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest or through http://www.streetfusion.com. To listen to the live call, please go to either web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on these sites shortly after the call.

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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