I was suffering for a ridiculous problem for last couple of days. Something strange (UFO??) was listening at port 8 of my local pc and I couldn’t run apache on port 80. So I was searching for the solution and suddenly found that Matt from wordpress suffered from exactly the same problem. its ridiculous and very annoying!
So I followed the steps Matt suggested in his blog post – I applied the following command at shell
netstat -a -o -n
Then I found that a process with PID 2160 is listening at port 80. I give the following command
tasklist /FI “PID eq 2160”
then I found that the criminal is skype!!! God knows why the hell skype requires to listen at port 80. Then I quit from skype and everything runs fine. After running apache, I restarted skype and it runs smoothly!