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Is it safe to delete a quarantined file?

I have Windows 98 and Norton System Works 2000 installed. I have had a worm in my Quarantine File since Sept. 14, 2001. Is it safe to delete it?


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Yes. All files that have been quarantined, and for which you have no use, should be deleted.


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This was first published in March 2002

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