XAMPP: Connecting to localhost fix? [Persistent]

I just installed XAMPP Windows 1.8.2 in my computer. Port 80 is secured and in use by Apache there are no problems nor any port conflicts. I always open Xampp and start both Apache and MySQL Modules in the control panel. Both modules are running, Whenever I click on the Apache admin button it redirects me to the localhost page, It takes a while to load and then this error shows up.

If it’s too small for you guys the error says: Network Error (tcp_error)

A communication error occurred: “Connection refused” The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.

For assistance, contact your network support team.

Another error shows up if i try with

The localhost changes to NOTE: I use a proxy network and the IP address is

I have tried changing and updating the hosts file in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc\hosts. but the problem still persists.

Keep that in mind I am new to using Xampp, and its been only a week since I started using phpMyAdmin and MySQL

My httpd-xampp.conf file:

# XAMPP settings

<IfModule env_module>
    SetEnv MIBDIRS "C:/xampp/php/extras/mibs"
    SetEnv MYSQL_HOME "\\xampp\\mysql\\bin"
    SetEnv OPENSSL_CONF "C:/xampp/apache/bin/openssl.cnf"
    SetEnv PHP_PEAR_SYSCONF_DIR "\\xampp\\php"
    SetEnv PHPRC "\\xampp\\php"
    SetEnv TMP "\\xampp\\tmp"

# PHP-Module setup
LoadFile "C:/xampp/php/php5ts.dll"
LoadModule php5_module "C:/xampp/php/php5apache2_4.dll"

<FilesMatch "\.php$">
    SetHandler application/x-httpd-php
<FilesMatch "\.phps$">
    SetHandler application/x-httpd-php-source

# PHP-CGI setup
#<FilesMatch "\.php$">
#    SetHandler application/x-httpd-php-cgi
#<IfModule actions_module>
#    Action application/x-httpd-php-cgi "/php-cgi/php-cgi.exe"

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