25 May 2015

How to fix 500 internal privoxy error

I keep getting a 500 Internal Privoxy Error when I open a particular URL. I tried several websites that promise a fix but only want to sell me some bullshit software for $29.95 that doesn't do anything. The actual message is as follows

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).

After spending so much of time and putting lots of effort at internet, finally I fixed it. The solutions is -- Disable proxy settings and check.
  1. Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard, type “inetcpl.cpl” and press “Enter”.
  2. Click the “Connections” tab, and then click “LAN settings”.
  3. Uncheck the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” check box.
  4. Click “Ok”.
Please let us know if the issue till persists.


  1. Finally!! Great suggestion!! Worked perfect for me!

  2. thanks Ankit.. It was really helpful....

  3. nice! thank you so much bro. successful... :) God bless you... :)

  4. Hi Ankit your solution is really useful. Problem got resolve.

  5. Thanks a lot.It works... :)

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