I was trying to create a PHP application that utilizes a local socks5 proxy to anonymize my IP address on each curl request. I couldn't successfully get the application to use a socks5 proxy. But in doing all that I have found that now some applications no longer connect to the internet, such as wget, curl and git.
wget responds with:
Error parsing proxy URL socks5://127.0.0.1:8080: Unsupported scheme ‘socks5’.
curl responds with
curl: (7) Failed to connect to 127.0.0.1 port 8080: Connection refused
git responds with
fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/jamiejackherer/idealer/': Failed to connect to 127.0.0.1 port 8080: Connection refused
I dont know how to disable the socks5 proxy from listening, I even tried uninstalling tor and tor browser bundle but it seems something else is keeping the listener open but I don't know what or even how to check. I have searched online for 2 days non-stop but I can't find anything. I am afraid that I will start messing my system up if I change too much configuration.
Any idea's on how to resolve this issue?