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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?


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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