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Can I delete old files that I copied 3 years ago? I have a new computer & think the old one had a virus

Nothing, I don't know what to do. Can I delete files that I had on it in case I had a virus on my old pc? If so, how do I do it?

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Yes if you dont need that file or if you already took backup of the file. You can do that use Ccleaner it will delete you file.

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