So I've recently been seeing pop-up advertisements as I'm browsing the internet. I tried to run a clean up using Adwcleaner, but after the clean up had finished, I was unable to connect to the internet at all. I restored my computer to an earlier time which did exactly that and I can use my computer and the internet as it was before (but still with the ads and useless junk bogging it down).
The problem was entirely me as I was completely careless in whatever Adwcleaner said it was going to do and mindlessly kept clicking ok. Other than the issues with internet connection though, Adwcleaner did exactly what I wanted it to do and I know that it is a recommended service for this purpose.
I was wondering if anyone could suggest what I could do if I were to run the cleaner again and this time avoid the internet connection issue. My computer is Windows 7.
Thanks very much.