I'd like to add a little tidbit to this post...
I use a program called "autogk" to do some video editing work, and i found out that somewhere along the line the author decided to put "dae.dll" into the install of autogk. i can only imagine it must be very recently (they are at 1.84 beta right now). Dae.dll shows up in hijackthis 1.99, and that's the only way i would have noticed it. did a search on it, and came up with this post...
the author of the program does own up to doing it, and it turns out that a simple add/remove gets rid of it (with a reboot), so it's not all that damaging, but the practice does raise some questions which get delved into pretty deeply in the post. it's good reading for those interested.
my main rig...
asrock 970 extreme3
AMD athlonII X3 440
zalman cpns5x performa hs/fan
crucial ballistix 2x4gb sport ddr3-1333
powercolor ax7750 1GBK3-H vga
antec neo he 650r
Samsung 840 EVo SSD 120 GB
toshiba 2TB HDD 64M cache sata3
seagate 1TB HDD 64M cache sata3
hitachi 2TB HDD 64M cache sata3
lg wh14ns40 bd burner
optiarc ad-7240s sata dvdrw (nec chipset)