@jonas Thanks for the response. I do use Linux (Arch Linux to be more specific). I seem to have both libsoup and libsoup3 installed in my system. When I try to remove version 3 with cascading to dependent applications, strawberry is on the list of apps slated for removal, so my guess is in Arch Linux, strawberry is linked to libraries that use version 3 of libsoup.
Not sure how I would go about forcing the use of version 2, but coincidentally, the v3 library got an update to version 3.0.5 on Mar 25 and I am just now testing it as I write this and the issue seems to have gone now.
I'll give it more testing over the coming days, but I do appreciate the explanation, @jonas .