As of April 30, 2022 Windscribe discontinued support/use of SOCKS5 servers. This is because SOCKS5 is an insecure protocol that does not support encryption, and should not be used for anything sensitive. We are also a VPN provider, not a proxy provider, and many people would use our SOCKS proxies for abuse against other websites/services.
There are far better alternatives that are more secure. These include:
Our Windows, Android and MacOS 10.12 - 10.15 apps support split tunneling, so you can route a specific process/application or domain/IP to go over the secure VPN tunnel, without interfering with your regular connection. You can access your split tunneling settings in Preferences > Connection > Split Tunneling. You can click here to learn how to use this feature.
Our desktop apps support the Proxy Gateway feature, which allows you to setup your own SOCKS5 server, right on your machine that's running Windscribe. Go to Preferences > Connection > Proxy Gateway to use this feature.