Another issue I found is if I reboot my system or shut it down in normal Windows, it leads to a blue screen. Unfortunately, the text is extremely blurry on the blue screen but I can see the loader dumping the physical data or what not.
However...I am able to run out of safe mode and use any internet application, so I'm assuming that they were wrong. I started snooping around for my issue and promptly used Revo Uninstaller to delete my Norton and Trend programs, as they might've been blocking my browser access. This was to no avail. I then found out about hijack this and this forum, so I am wondering where I should go from here.