|Can you provide more detail into how you came to the conclusion that the system was clean by following these steps? |
I only ask because I fail to see how this would remove the virus 100% as most infections that result in Google redirects hook into the WinSock stack via a hidden executable or system level driver, the removal of which this method does not address. This method also assumes that Firefox is the only browser installed and affected, while most infections would target both Firefox and IE as it is a native part of the OS.
IMHO, these instructions may mask the redirects by "removing" a component, add-in, or extension in Firefox that is causing the physical redirect symptoms, but the system would still be compromised until the underlying virus files are found and removed.
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