leave it...... nothing will happen ... at least it hasn't to me in several years.
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You'd be safer with installation of an isolated ground since your existing ground is apparently noisy. If your strip/conditioner is a Chang, or similar with integral surge protection, then a ground is required in order for the protection device to have a place to shunt any supressed transients.
You could also go over your electrical system's connections for tightness & cleanliness, including the ground stake connection. Fixing any issues there could eliminate the hum problem while retaining the safety of a proper ground.
Most home theater retailers should be very familiar with the device you need as ground loops are a very common problem. Often referred to as a baluns (transformer) isolation transformer or ground breaker. Prices start reasonable at under $10 and go up. The device mounts easily to your 75 ohm signal line usually near your sat receiver (but can go any place AFTER the ground block connection). Don't mount the device between the dish and the ground block or you'll defeat the safety ground.
You will find much additional info within the forums if you try the search engine (try: hum or ground loop).