Internet connection lost after installing VPN
I recently installed HideMyAss on my PC with no apparent problems, and once Id ascertained it was doing as Id expected, I then shut my PC down. However, later that same day I switched the computer back on, and was unable to gain access to the Internet (my web browser is Firefox).
I had earlier ascertained that since Id installed HMA, 2 new local area connections had appeared in the Network Connections area. LAC5 appeared to be inoperative, but HMA appeared to be using the new LAC4. However, when I switched back on, the Network Connection panel stated that the network cable for LAC5 was unplugged. Upon opening up the HMA application via the icon in the taskbar, a message in the Dashboard appeared, stating that the program configuration and server list did not load correctly, etc. etc.
The funny thing is that my internet radio and IPad (upon which I havent set up HMA) were both working with no problems whatsoever, presumably because they were using my original local area connection, i.e. the one which existed before I installed HMA).
Following advice from HMA technical support, I removed HMA from my PC, and the two new LACs have been removed, but Im now in a worse situation than I was before, i.e. I still cant access the Net from my PC (but can do so via my Ipad & internet radio). Can anyone tell me how this issue can be rectified? Is there anything I may have done which may have caused this situation? Can anyone recommend a VPN other than HMA which will not give rise to these complications?
Please could you bear in mind that youll be replying to someone who is not a techie, so Id be very grateful if you could do so in relatively simple terms.
Many thanks in anticipation of your assistance.