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Symantec is Number One in U.S. Software Sales for Second Consecutive Month

Cupertino, Calif. June 22, 1999 - Latest figures released by independent market intelligence firm, PC Data, show that Symantec Corporation's (Nasdaq: SYMC) Norton AntiVirus 5.0 strengthened its position as the best selling software product in the United States in May.

Symantec's award-winning anti-virus product again outsold Microsoft's Windows 98 Upgrade package to claim top spot in PC Data's list of the top ten best-selling software programs in May - underscoring ever-increasing consumer confidence in Norton AntiVirus 5.0 in the wake of recent virus outbreaks.

At number three in PC Data's top ten list of business software in May, Symantec's Norton SystemWorks is once again the best-selling utility suite. Other Symantec products in May's business software list are Norton Utilities and pcANYWHERE in eight and ninth positions respectively.

"Virus protection is clearly a chief concern for consumers right now, and we're pleased to see that those consumers are choosing Symantec to provide that protection," said Keith Robinson, Symantec's vice president of the America's region. "Symantec continually strives to deliver value, quality and support to our customers, and we see our leadership as validation that we are continuing to succeed in those efforts."

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help 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. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.

About PC Data
PC Data is the leading market intelligence firm for software and hardware point of sale data with coverage of more than 80 percent of the U.S. retail marketplace. The Reston, VA based company has become the industry standard for tracking software and hardware sales through the retail, corporate and distributor channels. PC Data is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.pcdata.com.

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