When I type sudo curl ifconfig.me it returns my ip, but when I type the same without sudo I get a squid Access Denied error?

Does anyone know why this could be happening?

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    Have you ever had squid installed on your computer??? – Fabby Jan 19 '17 at 20:00
  • I have, and I have tried to open the conf file just in case it was still there, but cant find it, if it is. curl ifconfig.me was working fine this morning and now I get this error. I must have the file somewhere. How could I find it? – user2829148 Jan 19 '17 at 20:30
  • install squid again and then remove it completely and report back. – Fabby Jan 19 '17 at 21:11
  • @Fabby, it just started working again, strangest thing. But done what you advised. All seems to be fine now, thank you very much for your time, much appreciated. – user2829148 Jan 20 '17 at 9:36
  • Don't go away yet! Answer coming up! – Fabby Jan 20 '17 at 9:48

It looks like last time you tried to uninstall squid, it wasn't removed completely, therefore first install squid again:

apt install squid

and then remove and purge it completely:

apt purge squid

Now squid and all of its dependencies are fully removed and the problem will have gone away.

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