CurrPorts to see what is listening on a TCP/IP port

Had this issue today with a customer, they have some software that needs to use a specific port, sadly another application had already claimed this…

You could use netstat -aon | more at the command line and scroll until you find the port and note down the PID and then used Task Manager to kill the process. Or! if you don’t really like the command line and want to use an application to do all the work for you then CurrPorts utility by NirSoft is your answer!

CurrPorts is an excellent bit of software, just run the program and you can see everything – processes, ports, remote ports, the full path to the process etc… Make sure you use Run as Administrator so you can Right Click and kill any offending process.

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