Privoxy won't start with Tor/Vidalia. Port problem

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ittiandro, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. ittiandro

    ittiandro Registered Member

    Jan 18, 2011

    I am on Windows 7 with the Tor/Vidalia proxy package. After downloading Privoxy 3.0.17 and installing the program, I get the following message when I try to start it:
    "Fatal error: can’t bind Privoxy to 8118. There may be another Privoxy or some other proxy running on port 8118".

    Most assuredly, I have never installed Privoxy before and I don't know which other proxies may be running on Port 8118.
    Aside from Tor/Vidalia, the only other proxy I am running alternatively with Tor for anonymity is Jap-JonDo.

    It is also confusing that a host of web sites mention a Vidalia bundle containing Privoxy, but none of the bundles actually contains it. They all have Polypo instead. I hear that Privoxy is recommended, but how do I get it running?

    Thank you

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