Okay, so I was on the pirate bay, and I know that I shouldn't be on there but I was trying to find an old bruce lee movie.
And on the pirate bay there is a button that says "ANONYMOUS DOWNLOAD", and the reason I clicked on that was because for some reason the "GET TORRENT" button wasn't working on my laptop.
After I clicked and opened it, it was a setup for something called "Privitize VPN" I believe, and I assumed that it just had to install that to download the movie or files the user desires but in a secure connection or so.
My KIS 2013 blocked a malicious URL during the setup, so after the setup was done it didn't do anything with the movie, so I got suspicious and uninstalled "Privitize VPN" from programs and features.
But now my homepage got changed to
searchab.comand it kept redirecting to that.
I've so far just changed my homepage on IE and google chrome back to google.ca and changed the search engine back to google too, and disabled an extention in the manage add ons by Privitize VPN.
Running a quick scan with MBAM came clean, but I'm still worried that there still may be something still left in my computer.
After reading these articles, searchab is a parasitic browser hijacker and some of them say how it comes with a rootkit.
Could you guys reccomend me some steps to do and remove this completely? Thanks.