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Symantec Offers Listen-Only Line for Its Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 9, 2001 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the results of its fiscal first quarter ending June 29, 2001 and provide guidance for the fiscal second quarter 2002 and fiscal year 2002.

All interested parties are invited to listen to Symantec's chairman, president and chief executive officer John W. Thompson and chief financial officer Greg Myers present the quarterly earnings results, highlights and guidance. The dial-in number for domestic listeners is 1-800-289-0528, while international listeners can dial 913-981-5522.

Investors will also have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through Street Fusion's web site, located at: http://www.streetfusion.com or through Symantec's Investor Relations web site at http://www.symantec.com/invest. To listen to the live call, please go to either web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on these sites shortly after the call.

About Symantec
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, vulnerability assessment, intrusion prevention, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products leads the market in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 36 countries. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.symantec.com.

Symantec, the Symantec logo, AXENT, AXENT Technologies, and the AXENT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of Symantec Corporation or its subsidiaries. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future technology and products, that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the risk that the Symantec and AXENT businesses will not be integrated successfully; the costs related to the merger; the difficulty of developing and marketing products that compete effectively with others, new security threats, and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Symantec's business generally. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of the Company's previously filed Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2000.