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Should I remove Audacity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,359
United States Rank #1,260
Reach 0.5054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.52 days
752.84 days >
Average installed length: 395.56 days


2.0.2 100.00%

Typically installed together

Audacity 2.0.2

What is Audacity?

Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application. As well as recording audio from multiple sources, Audacity can also be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out.

About  (from Audacity Team)

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to record live audio. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds tog...  Read more


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is audacity.exe. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 14.74 MB (15,453,088 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audacity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Audacity\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Audacity 2.0.2

Program executable:audacity.exe
Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\audacity\audacity.exe
Additional files:
  • audacity-win-2.0.2.exe - Audacity (Audacity Setup)
  • LADSPA_plugins-win-0.4.15.exe - LADSPA_plugins-win Setup
  • lame_enc.dll (by www.mp3dev.org) - Lame MP3 Encoder (MP3 encoding library)
  • wxbase28u_net_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_custom.dll
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • avformat-52.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • audacity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E696F830-7EC4-4576-9D1A-C4E41D1D6EE8}' (runs on registration).
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F96CD66-F6A8-4E1D-AEA9-D61E1884E0DC}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • audacity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Audacity\audacity.exe'.
  • lame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013568908%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00100216%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035474%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Audacity?

You can uninstall Audacity from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Audacity 2.0.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Audacity.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.37%
Windows 10 15.63%
Windows XP 5.92%
Windows Vista 5.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.93%
Windows 7 Professional 11.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.01%
Windows 8.1 2.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.29%
  Germany 7.42%
  France 5.46%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Canada 3.57%
  Italy 2.39%
  Australia 2.03%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Spain 1.36%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Austria 0.76%
  Poland 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.44%
Dell 21.69%
Acer 15.68%
ASUS 10.78%
Toshiba 6.90%
Samsung 4.03%
Lenovo 3.53%
Intel 1.66%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.69%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.56%
HP Z220 CMT Workstation 2.59%
Dell XPS 8300 2.50%

About Audacity Team

Audacity was started by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released as open-source software at SourceForge.net in 2000.
Publisher URL: web.audacityteam.org


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