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Whether you know it or not, Privoxy is an essential part of the operating system you use, because it is important to connect to the Internet. 500 Internal Privoxy Error is an error message that you can receive and that interrupts your Internet connection, so I will teach you how to fix it. This is something you naturally want to correct as soon as possible, so here’s everything you need to know about this error.
This is the whole error message:
500 Internal Privoxy Error
Privoxy encountered an error while processing your request:
could not load template file connect- failed or one of its included components.
Please contact your proxy administrator.
If you are the proxy administrator, please put the required file(s) in the (confdir) / templates directory. The location of the (confdir) directory is specified in the main Privoxy config file. (It’s typically the Privoxy install directory.)
What is the Cause of this Error?
So I said it’s caused for one reason or another, well, what exactly is that reason? Unfortunately, and this applies to many errors, it can be extremely difficult to identify the cause of an error. These are usually your browser settings, so my first recommendation would be to try to access the URL with another browser. If this does not work, continue with the other solutions.
How to Fix 500 Internal Privoxy Error?
Disable the proxy settings and check the box.
One thing you can do to correct the error message is to disable the proxy settings in the Internet Options window. Many users reported that this helped them solve their problem. You can do this by following the instructions below:
- Press the “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard, type “inetcpl.cpl” and press “Enter”.
- Click on the Connections tab, then on LAN Settings.
- Uncheck the box “Use a proxy server for your local network”.
- Click on Ok.
Update your web browser
If you see the error message in a particular web browser, the problem comes from your browser’s configuration. In this case, the Web browser development team is usually aware of the problem and launches a patch to fix it. Therefore, you should check for available updates.
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