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Market-Leading Norton SystemWorks Suite Fully Integrates Award-Winning Norton CleanSweep and Norton CrashGuard

Norton Ups the Ante by Delivering the Next Generation Utility Suite, now with the Market-Leading Uninstaller and Crash Protection Products

CUPERTINO, Calif --December 7, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world leader in utility suites, today announced that Norton SystemWorks, the industry's number one integrated utility suite, now includes Norton CleanSweep 4.5, the most complete hard drive clean-up solution available. The suite also includes the latest version of CrashGuard, the industry's most powerful crash intervention and protection software. Norton SystemWorks includes five powerful Symantec utilities-Norton AntiVirus 5.0, Norton Utilities 3.0, Norton CrashGuard 4.0, the Norton CleanSweep 4.5, and a six-month subscription to Norton Web Services-in one convenient package.

According to PC Data, Norton SystemWorks is already the fourth best selling Windows business software. PC Data reports that Norton SystemWorks is also outselling McAfee Office by a three to one margin.

"With the addition of Norton CleanSweep to Norton SystemWorks, consumers are receiving a suite of utilities representing unprecedented quality, value and functionality," said Enrique Salem, vice president, Symantec Security and Assistance Business Unit. "Norton CleanSweep brings comprehensive hard drive clean-up capabilities to Norton SystemWorks and provides users with the most thorough, safest, and efficient uninstaller available. This latest version of Norton SystemWorks confirms Symantec's clear leadership in the utility suite category."

Norton SystemWorks Standard Edition includes a free bonus pack of the following valuable individual products: Norton Mobile Essentials, Visual Page, WinFax Basic, Norton Secret Stuff, Norton 2000 BIOS Test & Fix, and pcANYWHERE Express, which, together with Norton SystemWorks, represents a retail value totaling over $500. Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition's free bonus pack includes all products in the Standard Edition Bonus Pack as well as Norton 2000 and Norton Ghost which, together with Norton SystemWorks, represents a retail value totaling over $600.

Norton SystemWorks was designed specifically to provide consumers a comprehensive, completely integrated 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-with a single, easy-to-use interface. Each product in the Norton SystemWorks suite was integrated using Symantec's integration technologies, thereby eliminating the incompatibility problems associated with bundled offerings.

Integrated Product Suite Includes Valuable Utilities
The newest addition to the Norton SystemWorks package, Norton CleanSweep 4.5 is the fastest, safest, and most complete hard drive clean-up solution available, simplifying the removal of outdated applications and the widest array of unneeded and unwanted files. Norton CleanSweep's Internet Sweep cleans more Internet debris than any other uninstaller product. This innovative technology not only cleans out folders containing cookies, plug-ins, and cache files, it also tracks files installed over the Internet such as ActiveX controls. The Safety Sweep feature performs optional, automated backups, while Smart Sweep automatically tracks every file installed on a system for safe, effective, and complete application removal. In addition, Norton CleanSweep includes an innovative one-button clean-up feature called Fast & Safe Cleanup, which removes space-eating file types with a single click of the mouse. The low disk space scan within Norton Utilities will recommend that customers use Norton CleanSweep to clean their hard drive if they're running low on disk space.

Norton CleanSweep has won numerous awards, including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice, and was named to Windows Magazine's WinList.

Norton SystemWorks also includes Norton AntiVirus, PC Magazine's perennial Editor's Choice Award winner. For the third time this year, Virus Bulletin awarded a Norton AntiVirus product its coveted 100% Award for detecting all in-the-wild viruses in VB's comprehensive test sets. Norton AntiVirus offers detection and repair of unknown and new viruses, the ability to safely isolate viral files in a safe location, support for incremental or "micro" definitions, and an extensible virus detection engine that is updatable via the Internet.

Norton Utilities 3.0, included in Norton SystemWorks, was named MVP by PC Computing magazine. Norton Utilities gives users unrivaled problem-solving power for their systems. Norton Utilities provides automatic background detection of Windows and registry problems, disaster recovery in Windows (including a Recovery Wizard), analysis agents to make problem-solving easy and efficient, and notification of out-of-date rescue disks.

Part of Norton SystemWorks, Norton CrashGuard 4.0 is the industry's most powerful crash intervention and protection software. Norton CrashGuard intercepts system crashes, application crashes, and browser crashes while protecting against data loss and assisting users in recovering from crashes that do occur. Norton SystemWorks also includes Norton Web Services, a library of web-based programs designed to make computing easier and more reliable. Norton Web Services checks every patch for viruses and installation issues before being posted, fully supports Windows 98 (with an emphasis on Windows 98 compatibility updates), gives priority to meaningful business application updates rather than shareware, provides twice as many international patches, and is built on an open, web-based architecture.

Pricing and Availability
Norton SystemWorks is available now at a suggested retail price of US$69.95. Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition has a suggested retail price of US $99.95.

System Requirements
Norton SystemWorks requires an IBM PC or 100 percent compatible, Windows 95/98 (for Norton Ghost, MS-DOS or PC DOS 5.0 or later), 486/66 or higher, 16MB RAM, 105MB hard disk space for typical installation - 122MB for complete installation, CD-ROM drive double-speed or higher, and 256-color VGA or better video. A sound card and Iomega Zip or Jaz drive are optional.

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