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I have a machine that directly connects to the internet. I have an unusual connection as shown above.

I have not used VMWare for a while though. I know that the exe file is genuine.

As a quick check, I located that file and checked the MD5 value. It does not match the one given here: http://www.shouldiblockit.com/vmware-hostd.exe-84fe6a8a8c14a01f9b20ece6d7c42521.aspx

Also, the size is considerable larger than what is mentioned on the site. The site says a few KBs while I have it in MBs.

Is this supposed to be a cause of concern ??

I was made aware of the fact that this maybe a random sweep rather than a targetted attack

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Is your VM running a web server? Port 443 is https. If you question the integrity of that exe, can you reinstall VMware and reboot whatever VM's you have running (if that's even the case)? If this is a home workstation behind a consumer router, nothing should even be reaching port 443 unless you are forwarding ports. –  Bryan Jun 28 '13 at 20:13
    
@Bryan Is your VM running a web server? no. If you question the integrity of that exe, can you reinstall VMware and reboot whatever VM's you have running (if that's even the case)? I have nothing running. No VMs at all. I am not port forwarding. I am directly connected to the internet. No routers in between –  Little Child Jun 28 '13 at 21:08
    
@Bryan I used MBAM, Spyware SnD, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool in safe mode and found nothing. –  Little Child Jun 28 '13 at 21:14
    
That IP is from China... Unless you are expecting it, I would Block it. infosniper.net/… –  Scott Goodgame Jun 29 '13 at 12:45
    
@ScottGoodgame I was told that since I am directly connected to the internet (and nto behind a router), this is not really malicious as MBAM has already blocked it. True ? –  Little Child Jun 29 '13 at 20:29

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