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Symantec Delivers Detection and Repair of Word Macro Viruses

Updates for Norton AntiVirus Product Line Available on Symantec's BBS, FTP & Web Sites, CompuServe, America Online, and Microsoft Network

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- January 29, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC), the world's leading supplier of anti-virus software, today expanded its comprehensive virus solution with detection and repair of the Word Macro viruses.

Symantec now provides detection and repair in its DOS/Windows, Windows 95, and Windows NT anti-virus products - Norton AntiVirus 3.0 for DOS/Windows, Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95, and Norton AntiVirus Scanner for Windows NT. Special update files for Word Macro virus detection and repair capabilities are available on Symantec's BBS and FTP and Web Sites, CompuServe, America Online, and Microsoft Network.

Norton AntiVirus 3.0 for DOS/Windows, Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95, and Norton AntiVirus Scanner for Windows NT users can update their current software to include Word Macro detection and repair capability with the following update files:

Norton AntiVirus for DOS/Windows: UPDATEME.EXE
Norton AntiVirus for Windows 95: NAV95PCH.EXE
Norton AntiVirus Scanner for Windows NT: 01NAV96B.ZIP

Update files are available for download from the following online areas:

Symantec BBS (541) 984-5366 (300, 1200, 2400 baud)
(541) 484-6669 (9600, 14400 baud)
Symantec's FTP site HREF="ftp.symantec.com>ftp.symantec.com
Symantec's Web site www.symantec.com
America Online SYMANTEC
Microsoft Network SYM-NAV95

Symantec's anti-virus products are backed by an unsurpassed range of virus information and update services. Users can access the Symantec Anti-Virus Reference Center on Symantec's web site to obtain up-to-date information on viruses and virus protection. This area also contains the latest virus definitions for all Symantec anti-virus products, which are updated every month.

Additional virus information and update services include: The Virus Hotline (541) 9-VIRUS-9; downloadable virus definitions from the Symantec BBS, the Symantec FTP and Web sites on the Internet, CompuServe, America Online and the Microsoft Network; and a monthly Virus Definition Disk Service (800) 343-4717 ext. 756. In addition, a quarterly virus definition subscription service, the Norton AntiVirus Subscription Service, is available for an annual fee of $39.95 plus tax.

About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, or (541) 334-6054.

Brand and products referenced herein are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective holders.

Product and Ordering Information:
Symantec Corporation, 10201 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
(800) 441-7234 or (541) 334-6054