Google Chrome accesses an IP on startup, malwarebytes flags as malicious..

On one of my machines – Windows 7 Pro 64 bit svc pack 1. Every time Google Chrome starts malwarebytes Pro blocks access to ip 128.204.198.67 on random ports like 49497, 63718, etc. On a full scan Malwarebytes pro comes up clean. I cannot find anything that is set for an initial page to load and I've tried uninstalling and re-installing Chrome, running tdsskiler, hitman, adwcleaner and it still persists. Should I just ignore it? Thanks!
Alan_GouldAsked:
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jcimarronConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Alan_Gould--
Put 128.204.198.67 into your HOSTS file.

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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clintonpubliclibraryCommented:
Sounds like you may have a root kit.   Those programs you described are the common tools I use to remove them. I would assume the computer is compromised. You may just need to format and install a new OS from scratch.

I'm not too familiar with Chrome.  Is there a feature in Chrome that you must have?  Try Fire Fox and install ad block plus and flash block.  Chrome is like having the Eye of Soron installed on your computer.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
128.204.198.67 belongs to "Snel Internet Services B.V. assigned to server #330".  They're located in the Netherlands.
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Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
ComboFix from Bleeping computer might fix it.  It goes deeper into your system than just about anything else.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
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Alan_GouldAuthor Commented:
Combofix came up clean.. ugh I think the hosts file is my best choice.. My guard is up for CryptoLocker
Thanks!
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jcimarronCommented:
Alan_Gould--You are welcome!
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