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Fixing ProxyChains ERROR: ld.so: object ‘libproxychains.so.3’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Nullsec posted on – regarding ProxyChains giving an error: ERROR: ld.so: object ‘libproxychains.so.3’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Essentially, this might expose you. Following fix was also posted by NullSec, ‘Thank you‘. (I’ve only formatted his comment to make it more user-readable!)

ProxyChains error

Hey mate, I notice on kali 1.09, people seem to have problems with proxychains 3 that ships by default, something is buggy.

proxychains iceweasel (gives errors, may expose you)
ERROR: ld.so: object ‘libproxychains.so.3′ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Fixing ProxyChains errorFixing ProxyChains ERROR: ld.so: object 'libproxychains.so.3' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. - blackMORE Ops - 1

Step 1: Remove old proxychains

Removed the default proxychains version

apt-get remove proxychains
(or)
sudo apt-get remove proxychains

Download/Git Clone Proxychains v4

Download or use clone ProxyChains v4 git using the following command:

git clone https://github.com/rofl0r/proxychains-ng

Now either uncompress (if you’ve downaloaded) or change directory to proxychains-ng folder.

cd proxychains-ng

Configure, Compile and install ProxyChains v4

Use the following commands to configure, compile and install ProxyChains v4. Note that ‘sudo’ is used which would also work if you’re root user.

./configure –prefix=/usr –sysconfdir=/etc
sudo make
sudo make install

Next, use install-config which would install a configuration file (i.e. proxychains.conf)

sudo make install-config

Run and confirm

Now run ProxyChains v4 using the following command (we are using IcelWeasel via ProxyChains v4)

proxychains4 iceweasel

Now you should not have ERROR: ld.so: object ‘libproxychains.so.3’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored anymore and would be more secured online.

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7 comments

  1. all always TNX!! :-)
    in my kali worked-fine …but i’ve a little problem with iceweasel-error:Could not find mozilla runtime !
    worked with “”proxychains4 /usr/bin/iceweasel””
    http://www.imagestime.com/show.php/994474_Cattura.PNG.html
    i’m not expert ,i’m “playing with symbolic-link..but without-success! :-(
    I take this opportunity to express my gratitude (for your website) && .. wish you HAPPY Christmas-holidays in ADVANCE!!!

  2. when I am changing mac address then tor stop working. hw can I get rid off?

  3. ok i got proxychains 4 in kali but how i configure if i do nano /etc/proxychains.conf just takes me back to 3.1 any ideo why

  4. If you go to the conf file and it says v3.1, thats ok. This is just a better configured version. The original proxychains is not configured properly for some reason. This helped me set it up straight. If anyone is having problems with their proxies, this will fix it.

  5. If you’re running Ubuntu 12.X or 14.x you can solve it just modifying the Export to LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libproxychains.so.3 in /usr/bin/proxychains in version 3.1

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