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7% remove it93% keep it
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Audacity 1.2.4

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 17 files and is usually about 9.02 MB (9,458,356 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audacity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Audacity\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Audacity 1.2.4

Program executable:audacity.exe
Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\audacity\audacity.exe
Additional files:
  • lame_enc.dll (by www.mp3dev.org) - Lame MP3 Encoder (MP3 encoding library)
  • GVerb.dll
  • Hard Limiter.dll
  • lame.exe
  • Lame_v3.98.3_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe - LAME for Audacity (LAME for Audacity Setup)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • sc4.dll
  • TaskillForm.exe - TaskillForm
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • uninstall.exe
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • audacity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2C57AACA-C794-493C-B966-EEE072C5148C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • audacity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Audacity\audacity.exe'.

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 1.2.4, 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) 39%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.33%
Windows XP 30.37%
Windows 10 13.70%
Windows Vista 12.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.40%
Windows 10 Home 5.73%
Windows 7 Professional 4.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.68%
  United Kingdom 9.36%
  France 5.26%
  Germany 4.39%
  Australia 2.63%
  Spain 2.05%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Sweden 1.46%
  DK 1.46%
  Canada 1.46%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Italy 1.17%
  Mexico 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.28%
Hewlett-Packard 23.70%
Acer 18.50%
American Megatrends 7.51%
Intel 6.36%
ASUS 4.05%
Lenovo 2.89%
Samsung 2.89%
Sony 1.16%
Medion 1.16%
Toshiba 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC 1.71%

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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