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Web page ads solid red

Hi all, I'm a relative noob and have a strange problem. When browsing Internet explorer, most ads on web pages (linkabale ads) appear solid red instead of displaying the ad itself. I had this problem about 6 weeks ago but a spyware scan seem to solve the problem. I have since had it re-occur and have done dozens of spyware scans with not effect. I am running windows xp sp2, 1.8 ghz processor & 384 mb of ram. My computer has also been running very slowly since the red ads re-appeared. Any help would be appreciated

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Jca, Some More Scanners..

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Since this Cnet forum page has "linkable" advertisements along the side of the page, do they also show up all red instead of showing the actual ad?

Since a scan fixed the issue before, please download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below:

Ad-Aware

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Thanks

In reply to: Jca, Some More Scanners..

I tied everything but Ewido...actually, before I read this I installed Trend Micro PC-Cillin and that seems to have cured the problem. Thanks for your help!

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