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Symantec Consolidates Leadership
of Retail Market

Cupertino, Calif --April 28, 1998-- Figures released by independent research firm PC Data show that for the second consecutive month five Symantec products are in the top ten list of best-selling Windows business software.

In March the Symantec products in the top ten were Norton Utilities 3.0, Norton AntiVirus 4.0 Standard, Norton AntiVirus 4.0 Deluxe, Norton Uninstall Deluxe and Norton Crashguard Deluxe. When the same five products appeared in the February list Symantec became the first company to account for 50 percent of the best selling products.

"I am particularly pleased with the performance of Norton Uninstall Deluxe and Norton Crashguard Deluxe," said Dana Siebert, Vice President of the Americas. "Both products entered competitive market sectors near the end of 1997 and rapidly took market share away from the established products."

PC Data shows Symantec consolidates leadership
of retail sector

He added: "Symantec has the broadest range of utility software for the Microsoft and Apple operating systems. The combination of the Norton brand, our relationship with the channel and our ability to identify and satisfy customer needs gives us powerful retail engine which we will apply to new products we plan to launch this year."

Symantec is the worldwide leader in utility software for business and personal computing. The company's success in the March PC Data top ten list comes just days after it announced record profit and revenue for is 1998 fiscal year. At $578.4 million, revenue grew 22 percent over the previous year.

About Symantec
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 Cafe 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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