I was having trouble with annoying malware, pop-ups, etc on my laptop which Malwarebytes Anti-malware wouldn't shift. I downloaded and ran AdwCleaner via CNET. This appeared to find and remove a number of unwanted programs. However, since then, I am unable to get Chrome or IE to work - there was clearly a wifi connection, but pages wouldn't load on either browser. I uninstalled Chrome, thinking i could re-install, but then realised i couldn't without a functionning browser.
I have seen a solution to this, but not one which is possible (as far as I can understand) using Windows 8.