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News Release 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," 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 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 "By offering this special on, we're helping our customers slash the hassle and the worry of running their offices."

To Purchase Norton AntiVirus 5.0 at, go to: For instructions on downloading the FREE update from Symantec for protection against Worm.ExploreZip, go to Prices are good on until June 19, 1999.


Launched in the fall of 1998, 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 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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