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If you have a SOCKS proxy but you really need a HTTP proxy, you can just put a HTTP proxy on top of your existing SOCKS proxy.

In this example i'm using a SOCKS proxy provided by SSH and privoxy.

First create and test that the SOCKS proxy is working (superuser.com - How to check if a Socks5 proxy works)

Install privoxy: sudo apt get install privoxy

Configure privoxy to use your existing SOCKS proxy as the upstream by adding this to the end of the file of "/etc/privoxy/config":

listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118 max-client-connections 512 forward-socks5t / 127.0.0.1:8888 .
The default value of "max-client-connections" is 128, which might not be high enough.