You are using the Schemus LDAP Synchronization Tool and are receiving the error 'Malformed reply from Socks Server error'.
Create a file named startup.properties and add the following lines to it:
Once created this file should be placed in the following location and then Schemus can be restarted.
Windows XP & Server 2003:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSchemusapplicationsettings
Windows 7, 8, Vista & Server 2008, 2012: