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Symantec announces Norton AntiVirus 2001

Symantec announces Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001
and Norton CleanSweep 2001
Best-of-breed utilities ensure high performance across all Windows-based systems

AUCKLAND – October 12 2000 – Symantec New Zealand, a leader in Internet security technology, has announced Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001 and Norton CleanSweep 2001, the latest versions of Symantec's best-of-breed utilities. The new versions extend system optimisation capabilities such as virus protection, problem-solving and system clean-up for all Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows 95/98PCs. Norton AntiVirus 2001, Norton Utilities 2001 and Norton CleanSweep 2001 are also integral components of Norton SystemWorks 2001, the best-selling utility suite.
Fast Facts
Norton AntiVirus 2001 offers:
 Improved 'LiveUpdate' tool which searches for open Internet connections then automatically checks, retrieves and updates virus definitions;
 SmartScan technology to improve scanning time, virus detection speed and general system performance. Norton Utilities 2001 offers:
 Optimised performance through powerful tools including Norton SpeedDisk, Norton Optimization Wizard and Norton Disk Doctor. Norton CleanSweep 2001 offers:
 The quickest and easiest way for users to safely eliminate Internet build-up;
 'Fast & Safe' to create space on the hard drive.

"Symantec has a strong reputation for providing innovative, robust and cost-effective utility solutions to its Australian customers," said Richard Batchelar, Country Manager, Symantec New Zealand. "The multi-platform versions of Norton AntiVirus, Norton Utilities and Norton CleanSweep represent the next generation in system optimisation and protection software in the utility software market. They provide Windows users with the most effective tools available to leverage their technology investments."
Norton AntiVirus 2001
Norton AntiVirus 2001 offers consumers a comprehensive anti-virus solution that is easy to use and install. To ensure users have up-to-date protection against malicious code, Norton AntiVirus 2001 features a new and improved LiveUpdate tool, which automatically senses if any Internet connections are open, then retrieves and installs any available virus definition updates.
New to Norton AntiVirus 2001 is SmartScan technology which improves file-scanning performance and minimises background monitoring for viruses. It finds all files in the system with executable code that must be scanned for viruses - eliminating the need to scan all files in the system for unmatched protection and performance.
Norton AntiVirus 2001 also provides users a bootable CD for easy system start-up. For computers that do not support a bootable CD, Norton AntiVirus includes a tool to create emergency boot disks. Norton AntiVirus 2001 continues to scan received e-mail, detecting viruses before the user accesses the attachment. This eliminates the risk of unknowingly forwarding the virus to others.
Norton Utilities 2001
Long recognised as the established leader in the problem-solving market, Norton Utilities 2001 is the first multi-platform release of Norton Utilities and offers Windows NT and Windows 2000 users tools to optimise 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
Norton CleanSweep is a complete hard drive clean-up solution which restores computers to the optimal performance levels by removing unneeded files, unwanted software applications and Internet buildup such as web cookies and browser plug-ins.
Norton CleanSweep 2001 features 'Fast & Safe' from the CD, to enable 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 priced at $108, $108 and $75.30 respectively (including GST) and are available now from local resellers or at Symantec's online store at http://www.symantecstore.com.




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, 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 including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific.

For further press information please view http://www.symantec.co.nz/
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NOTE TO EDITORS: Brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
For further information please contact:

Louise Corbett, Symantec Australia/New Zealand
Ph: 0061 02 8879 1109
Email: lcorbett@symantec.com

Nimita Morarji, Botica Conroy & Associates
Ph: 09 3033 862, Mob: 021 950058
Email: nimitam@bca.co.nz

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