How to locate an application that is stealing your ports.
Open command prompt - click START -> type “cmd” -> Press ENTER
Show Active Connections - Type “netstat -ano” -> Press ENTER
Locate the port in use and note the corresponding PID (Process identifier)
RED BOX = Port GREEN BOX = PID (Process identifier)
Open Task Manager – Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” -> Click “Start Task Manager” -> Click “Processes”
Unhide the PID column – Click “View” -> Click “Select Columns…”
Ensure the “PID (Process Identifier)” box is ticked -> click “OK”
Locate the previously noted PID number in task manager to see what application is using the port.