Hi all, I hope I can get my issue solved here. I have been going in circles trying what I have read to resolve my issue. So I have HP computer model p7-1003W, Windows 7 home premium 2009 service pack 1, AMD processor 650 ; 3.20 GHz, Ram 8.00 GB (7.75 usable) OS 64 bit. K hope that covers all of that. Skill level - low.
I wanted to get rid of ads that were popping up, (adware) and then one morning ( I was using chrome) things got even worse, safe finder became the search engine, chrome disappeared. It was the last straw!! So I read around and decided to use AdwCleaner v3.309. I printed out the report when it got done, if that is of any help. (There are 13 pages) There was as far as I could tell only one thing to be removed, so I agreed. I have got to say everything seems fine, except I cannot make the router work. And when I say fine, my computer has gotten so fast!!! I am amazed. So now to get the router to do its thing. Right now I am running from the modem to the computer and the router is not in the loop. When I do hook it up the message is "could not detect network's proxy" and "local area connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. Also a 651 message has appeared and lastly I am asked for user name and password that my IP should have supplied to me. I have been through this with the internet provider and they said they do not supply a password. I have did some different unplugging and reconnections to reboot. It almost seems like the actual connection order is wrong in the "internet options" selection. Under "connections" it is empty. Well I also tried the "toolbox" that was suggested on this site, but still no connection. Everything worked before the adwcleaner, so I am guessing it should still work if I can just figure out what is missing!! Got any ideas?? Thank you in advance for the use of your time.