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Norton SystemWorks Helps Baseball Fan Nab Seat at the World Series

Cupertino, Calif --October 22, 1998-- Last week, Norton SystemWorks made one loyal San Diego Padres fan an ardent Symantec fan. On October 13, at 7 p.m. PST, tickets went on sale via the web for the World Series match-up between the Padres and the New York Yankees. Among the millions of baseball fans sitting at keyboards with fingers poised and ready to strike was John J. Greene, who was looking to score tickets for himself, his wife, and his two young children.

What Greene and much of the rest of the world discovered, though, was that the ticket web site was instantly overloaded. "Each time I tried to access the web site, my system would crash," Greene says. His friends were having the same unfortunate experience, striking out time after time. However, while his friends remained down for the count with every crash, Greene stayed on his feet, thanks to Norton SystemWorks. "I had installed Norton SystemWorks on my PC several weeks ago," he explains. "As a result, its CrashGuard component intercepted each crash-and there were hundreds of them-and let me stay online."

Two hours later, Greene was the proud owner of four tickets to last nights Game 4 of the 1998 World Series where he, his family and thousands of other raving fans had an experience of a lifetime.

Norton SystemWorks is the industry's first completely integrated suite of utility and anti-virus products. It is comprised of Symantec's award-winning utility and anti-virus products, including Norton Utilities, Norton AntiVirus, Norton CrashGuard, and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services. In addition, each Norton SystemWorks package includes the free Norton SystemWorks Bonus Pack containing Remove-It 98, Norton Mobile Essentials, Visual Page, WinFax Basic Edition, and pcANYWHERE Express. The complete package represents a retail value totaling over $500.

Norton SystemWorks was designed specifically to provide consumers a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible solution to keep their computers working. Much more than a bundle, Norton SystemWorks gives users everything they need in one box-one install, one product update center, one manual, one support line, and one emergency disk set-and with a single-easy-to-use interface.

Pricing and Availability
Norton SystemWorks is available now at a suggested retail price of US$99.95.

System Requirements
Norton SystemWorks requires an IBM PC or 100% compatible, Windows 95/98, 486/66 or higher, 16MB RAM, 95MB hard disk space for typical installation - 115MB for complete installation, CD-ROM drive double-speed or higher, and 256-color VGA or better video.

Norton System Works Bonus Pack requires and IBM PC or 100% compatible, Windows 95/98, Pentium 100 MHz or higher, 32 MB RAM, 89 MB Disk Space for all 4 products combined, VGA Video 256 color minimum (Super VGA recommended), CD-ROM drive, Fax Modem required: Class 1, Class 2, Class 2.0 (WinFax only) TCP/IP Network Protocol (pcANYWHERE EXPRESS only), and pcANYWHERE Host, version 8.0 or higher (pcANYWHERE EXPRESS only).

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