But I'd say since the problem seemed to start after installing the Google toolbar, that if nothing else, it's a great place to start.

Even though the AOL browser is likely based on IE, doesn't mean that all the various toolbars and other nicknacks for IE will work.

I'd start by uninstalling the IE toolbar from the computer, which hopefully can be done via the Add/Remove Programs tool.

If that doesn't worked, I'm tapped for ideas. After finding the AdBlock extension for Firefox, nothing else has been able to suffice for any extended period of time. You might look to see if AOL has any message boards to offer support for that browser. Someone there might have some more ideas.