Symantec's Norton CrashGuard Deluxe and Norton Web Services Trialware Bundled
with CompUSA Service Protection Agreement
Cupertino, Calif. --June 5, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the worldwide
leader in utilities and anti-virus, today announced that CompUSA will include 30-day trial versions
of CrashGuard Deluxe and Norton Web Services with each comprehensive Technology Assurance Program
(TAP) it sells. CompUSA will bundle customized trial versions of the software on a CD that CompUSA
TAP customers can use as a first line of defense against software problems.
Purchasers of the service protection will be able to use CrashGuard Deluxe and Norton Web Services
for 30 days without cost. In addition, the version of CrashGuard Deluxe that users will receive with
their extended warranty has been modified to provide unlimited use of the Rescue Disk utility
"These solutions make computing easier for the large number of users who take advantage of
CompUSA's Technology Assurance Program," said Enrique Salem, vice president of
Symantec's Security and Assistance Business Unit. "By including CrashGuard Deluxe and
Norton Web Services, we are offering CompUSA TAP customers powerful tools for protecting their
investments in new computers."
"We're pleased to be able to offer trial versions of CrashGuard Deluxe and NWS with our
Technology Assurance Programs because we believe they will enhance our customers overall
satisfaction with their PC purchase," said Larry Mondry, executive vice president of
Merchandising at CompUSA.
Full versions of CrashGuard Deluxe automatically protect users against PC crashes and screen
freezes, and detect and solve software problems behind the scenes without slowing down system
performance. CrashGuard Deluxe includes Norton AntiVirus software to scan, detect, and remove
Full versions of Norton Web Services consist of a growing library of services and utilities
available over the Web. As a member of the service, users may access information, support, and
LiveUpdate Pro -- a powerful utility program that locates and helps users install any hardware
drivers and software updates specific to the users' system.
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
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