I believe I successfully removed that file, but I am not for certain.
When booting with "-v -x -f" the text never told me anything about a problem with the computer as it had previously done, and in fact never actually booted... (I attached the screenshot of where it hangs)
I rebooted how I normally would, but still through my USB and I get to the grey Apple logo screen and the wheel gets stuck. The computer appears to think for a very long time ~8minutes, but does nothing.
I also tried to launch into the Unibest USB install and it hangs there too.