Symantec's Norton Utilities 3.0 Wins Family PC's Top Rated Award
- Troubleshooting tool is the only software utility included; Listed as 'Best Software for Mom and Dad' -
Sunnyvale, Calif --August 11, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:
SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal
computing, today announced that Norton Utilities, part of Symantec's
award winning family of utility and anti-virus products, won
FamilyPC's Top Rated award. Norton Utilities is one part of the
complete line of award-winning Norton products designed to keep your
computer safe and reliable. Norton Utilities was the only software
utility recognized in FamilyPC's fourth edition of the Top 100 Awards.
Norton Utilities was chosen by FamilyPC editors and thousands of
family testers as "Best Software for Mom and Dad" in the July/August issue.
Each year, FamilyPC chooses the Top 100 software, hardware, and Web
sites of the year. As described by FamilyPC, "Thousands of families
from around the country and our expert editorial team put their
opinions together to ensure that our Top Rated list includes only the
best and the brightest."
Norton Utilities 3.0 is an "easy-to-use utility (that) can detect and
repair problems on your PC, and keep it optimized, virus-free, and
up-to-date," according to FamilyPC. The magazine further noted that
Norton Utilities is packed with high-quality information.
"Norton Utilities' problem-solving capabilities are relied on by
families who depend on their computers as much as business users,"
said Enrique Salem, vice president of Symantec's Security and
Assistance Business Unit. "And top recognition by so many family users
in such a large software category illustrates that Norton Utilities is
the product computer users turn to for solving computer problems."
FamilyPC refers to the winners as "the cream of a very competitive
crop of products aimed at (families)." The entire results may be
viewed on FamilyPC's web site at www.familypc.com.
As a complete and powerful collection of tools for troubleshooting and
maintaining systems, Norton Utilities provides safe and reliable
computing for Windows 95, Windows NT, and DOS. The FamilyPC Top 100
recognition is only the latest in awards received by Norton Utilities.
The product has won many other awards including Computerworld's IT
Leaders' Choice, MVP award from PC/Computing, PC Magazine's 125 Best
Software Titles list, "Stellar" award from Windows Sources,
PC/Computing's A-List, and Windows Magazine Top Ten List.
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing.
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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
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