|Staples.com Combats Worm Virus; Free Delivery and Discount on Norton Anti-Virus 5.0|
| Business/Technology Editors|
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 1999--To help combat the latest computer virus known as "the Worm," Staples.com will offer the Norton Anti-Virus 5.0 at a reduced cost of $9.99, after a $20 rebate from Symantec, and will provide FREE delivery to Staples.com customers.
"The best way to avoid viruses, such as Melissa and the Worm, is
to regularly upgrade your virus protection software," said Jeff
Levitan, senior vice president of Staples.com. "By offering this
special on Staples.com, we're helping our customers slash the hassle
and the worry of running their offices."
To Purchase Norton AntiVirus 5.0 at Staples.com, go to:
instructions on downloading the FREE update from Symantec for
protection against Worm.ExploreZip, go to
Prices are good on Staples.com until June 19, 1999.
Launched in the fall of 1998, Staples.com is Staples' e-commerce
business unit that serves the home office and small business customer
via the Internet. The virtual store offers easy-to-use, customized
features and intuitive functions to slash the cost and hassle out of
purchasing office supplies. More than 6,000 office supply products are
available on Staples.com and it is open for business 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Customers receive free delivery on all orders over
$50 and next business day delivery is available in most U.S. markets.
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