Upon going to the "Quick Hide IP" website, their FAQ gave the following information:
Q: Why couldn't I access internet, even when I am not running Quick Hide IP?
A: If Quick Hide IP closes when shutting down computer, it will have no chance to restore your real IP. So proxy setting is still enabled after restarting computer. You could either restore your IP by Quick Hide IP("Hide IP" and then "Restore IP"), or retore manually(In Internet Explorer browser's menu bar,Tools->Internet Options->Connections).
The problem is, after re-installing the software, the problem cannot open because it cannot connect. Manual restoration in Firefox and Google Chrome has not worked, and so I was looking for other ideas. Any thoughts would be appreciated, as I have tried some things I read online to restore my connection and none have worked. I'm almost at the point of contacting my ISP provider to see if they may have shut it off for some reason but wanted to hear any ideas before I did that.