You can launch the Service Monitor and stop the background services. But I suspect there is more going on.
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Ha. Looks like you are Blocking the Activation for your Adobe Products. Seems a bit sketchy. :) So any communication to Adobe is being rerouted to your localhost. 127.0.0.1. This is also how Backburner/WTC communicates via browser.
I’ve uninstall smoke via the uninstaller. So I have no more Backburner Tools. But I still have the a redirection to a local Page name WiretapCentral.
How could I get rid off everything to cameback clean.
I have several request with adobe, I can’t solve it till I have this issue.
Could you help.
The problem is not at all related to backburner. There seems to be a hack on your Mac that is meant to bypass the activation of Adobe products. That’s what has created those entries in your /etc/hosts file and they redirect the adobe.com domain to your local computer.
The fact that those entries come back after you remove them means that the hack app is probably running as a background service and is putting those entries back into the hosts file when your Mac restarts.
I am not going to speculate on how that hack made its way to your computer, but I strongly advise finding the app responsible for this and uninstalling it. Not only is it illegal (and Autodesk stands firmly against software piracy), but as you can see it’s also affecting the proper functionality of your Mac.
If you have leased or purchased this computer from someone else and you don’t know (and can’t find) which app is responsible for this, then I advise reinstalling your operating system to get rid of the app. Or you can hire a computer specialist to closely inspect your Mac and remove all traces of that app. I think reinstalling might be the faster route though.
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