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Error: Host key verification failed. Please select another viewer and try again

Sometimes you get this error in Ubuntu “Error: Host key verification failed. Please select another viewer and try again”

Just delete the offending key in  ~/.ssh/known_hosts .

If you dont know the key or are too bored to search for it, then make a copy of the file and delete everything in it.

To edit form the command line  use the command

sudo gedit ~/.ssh/known_hosts

To do this from the GUI

Browse to your home folder. 
Select View > Show Hidden Files from the menu, or hit Ctrl+h. 
From there open the .ssh folder and open the known_hosts file and edit
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