How do I delete this file in Linux

I'm not very well versed in Linux so this one has me puzzled. Deleting a file is simple enough but this isn't a normal file and I need to delete it. In the directory listing the file is

-rw-r----- 1 ossec ossec  11081 Jun  7 09:04 (WIN-WORKSTATION)>syscheck

How do I delete this file?
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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperAsked:
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Seems it is a quite "normal" file, but with a very strange name, indeed!

At first sight one could assume that it's a "soft link" (a directory entry pointing to another directory entry) due to the "->" characters, but such files are marked by the letter "l" in the very first column of the output of "ls -l", like this:
"lrw-r----- 1 ossec ossec  11081 Jun  7 ... ... "

Remove that troublemaker this way (as user "ossec" or user "root"):

rm '(WIN-WORKSTATION)>syscheck'

Please note the single quotation marks ( '  '  ) around the filename!

If you you're not allowed to log in as "root" or "ossec" the above will give a "not allowed" message. In this case try prefixing "rm" with "sudo":

sudo rm '(WIN-WORKSTATION)>syscheck'

Maybe you're allowed to use "rm" with "sudo".

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R. Toby RichardsNetwork AdministratorCommented:
If woolmilkporc's suggestion doesn't work, then try this first:

sudo /etc/init.d/ossec stop

The file may be in use by the ossec daemon.
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