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Symantec Norton AntiVirus for Windows NT Recommended as Top Pick for Users

NAV Awarded 'Editor's Choice' in Annual Scanner Round-up Again

CUPERTINO, Calif. --November 6, 1997-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that Norton AntiVirus (NAV) for Windows NT was awarded Editor's Choice in the annual Windows NT Magazine anti-virus round-up. NAV, also last year's Editor's Choice award winner, was recognized as an exceptional solution for Windows NT environments, beating out all competitors in the category.

In the Windows NT Magazine November issue, contributing editor Jonathan Chau compared seven anti-virus solutions available for Windows NT Workstations. According to the review, NAV has an unbeatable price and feature set with excellent detection rates, user interface, and automatic update features. Chau stated, "(NAV's) clean interface and advanced features make it a great fit for any system."

The Editor's Choice Award is only the most recent in a series of industry awards for Norton AntiVirus. The product has also won the PC Magazine Editor's Choice award for the last two years. In addition, NAV has won awards from PC World, Windows Magazine, and Government Computer News. NAV is currently a finalist for PC/Computing's MVP Awards.

"The award from Windows NT Magazine validates the effectiveness of NAV protecting users against virus threats," said Enrique Salem, vice president, Security and Assistance Business Unit, at Symantec Corporation. "We will continue to meet customers' needs by providing them with the most advanced anti-virus solutions available for detecting and repairing today's viruses and tomorrow's new ones."

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Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton Product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax, and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Café product lines in Internet development tools.

Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan, and several fast-growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California, and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054, or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.

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