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Host File Identified To Be Corrupt

Recently my system was identified to be compromised cause of the below line to be present on the host file :-


Can you any of you guys please let me know what exactly is this line for and why it is being highlighted as suspicious ?

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Re: Host File Identified To Be Corrupt

Hi @mitewarrior,

This is similar to the below article.

Why do I see pop-up messages regarding a entry in my hosts file?

Although the site code( is different from the one in the article, it represents Safe Connect.

Please let us know if you have Safe Connect installed on your machine.


Karthikeyan J

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