Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001,
Norton CleanSweep 2001 Ensure High Performance Across All Windows
Latest Releases of Best-of-Breed Utilities Safeguard System
Integrity; Virus Definitions Now Automatically Updated
CUPERTINO,Calif. -August 29, 2000
- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:
SYMC) today announced Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001,
and Norton CleanSweep 2001, the latest versions of Symantecís best-of-breed
utilities for use across all Windows-based systems. The solutions
extend comprehensive system optimization capabilities such as virus
protection, problem-solving, and system clean-up for Windows 9.x,
Windows Millennium, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 PCs. Norton AntiVirus
2001, Norton Utilities 2001, and Norton CleanSweep 2001 are also
integral components of Norton SystemWorks 2001, the best-selling
These multiplatform versions of Norton AntiVirus, Norton Utilities,
and Norton CleanSweep represent the next generation in system optimization
and protection software from the most trusted name in the utility
software market,Ē said Steve Cullen, senior vice president of Symantecís
Consumer Product Division. ďWith these powerful solutions, Windows
users have the most effective tools available to preserve the viability
of their technology investments.
Norton AntiVirus 2001 features an improved LiveUpdate feature and
new SmartScan technology. LiveUpdate automatically senses an open
Internet connection then checks and automatically retrieves and
installs any available virus definition updates, which ensures that
users have the most up-to-date protection against malicious code.
New SmartScan technology intelligently finds all files with executable
code that must be scanned for viruses, thus eliminating the need
to scan all files in the system, providing unmatched protection
and performance. SmartScan also improves file-scanning performance
and minimizes the system impact of constant background monitoring
for viruses in AutoProtect.
Norton AntiVirus 2001 provides users a bootable CD allowing them
to easily startup their systems in the event of an emergency situation.
Also included is a utility which assists users in creating emergency
boot disks if their computer will not support a bootable CD. Norton
AntiVirus 2001 continues to scan e-mail automatically as it is received,
detecting viruses in attachments before the user accesses the attachment,
eliminating the risk of unknowingly forwarding the virus to others.
Long recognized as the established leader in the problem-solving
market, Norton Utilities 2001 now makes it easy for users of Windows
NT or Windows 2000 to optimize their systems and solve PC problems
reliably and quickly. Norton Utilities 2001 speeds PC performance,
identifying and fixing a wide range of problems through an integrated
set of powerful tools that include Norton SpeedDisk, Norton Optimization
Wizard, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton WinDoctor, Norton System Doctor,
and Norton System Check.
Norton CleanSweep 2001 is the quickest and easiest way for users
to safely eliminate Internet buildup and other hard drive clutter
as well as restore computers to optimal performance levels by removing
Internet debris, unneeded files, and unwanted software applications.
New in Norton CleanSweep 2001 is the ability to run Fast & Safe
from the CD, which enables users to save space by cleaning their
hard drive before installing additional software.
Pricing and Availability
Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001, and Norton CleanSweep 2001 are
available for an estimated retail priced of US$39.95, US$49.95, and US$29.95,
respectively. Customers can purchase these products from various retail locations,
Symantecís online store at www.SymantecStore.com
as well as other online retailers. A US$10 mail-in rebate is available to users
of previous versions of Norton AntiVirus and a $15 mail-in rebate is available
to previous users of Norton Utilities.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides
a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals
and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection,
risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management
and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered
in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more
than 33 countries.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
: This press release contains forward-looking
statements. There are certain important factors that could cause
Symantec's future development efforts to differ materially from
those anticipated by some of the statements made above. Among these
are the anticipation of the growth of certain market segments, the
positioning of Symantec's products in those segments, the competitive
environment in the software industry, dependence on other products,
changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of
operating systems, and the importance of new Symantec products.
Additional information concerning those and other factors is contained
in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2000.
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