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Should I remove Audacity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,424
United States Rank #1,357
Reach 0.4804%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.92 days
646.70 days >
Average installed length: 339.79 days


1.2.6 0.24%

Audacity 1.2.6

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 primary executable is named audacity.exe. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 8.29 MB (8,691,693 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audacity\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Audacity\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Audacity 1.2.6

Program executable:audacity.exe
Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\audacity\audacity.exe
Additional files:
  • audacity-win-unicode-1.3.7.exe - Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode) (Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode) 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)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • 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.)
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • audacity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A1D909D-8767-4885-A2B3-D733B512FACA}' (runs on registration).
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F96CD66-F6A8-4E1D-AEA9-D61E1884E0DC}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D436C6F1-46A7-4D7E-B1F6-45D62E7EF156}' (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 1.2.6, 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) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.70%
Windows XP 16.74%
Windows Vista 16.06%
Windows 10 11.42%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 9.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.65%
Windows 10 Home 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.74%
  Germany 11.00%
  United Kingdom 6.59%
  France 5.81%
  Canada 3.11%
  Australia 2.69%
  Italy 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Spain 1.13%
  Poland 1.07%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Austria 0.73%
  Israel 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.24%
Hewlett-Packard 25.58%
Acer 16.68%
Toshiba 6.58%
ASUS 5.62%
Intel 3.59%
American Megatrends 2.98%
Samsung 2.00%
Lenovo 1.44%
Sahara 1.39%
Medion 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.46%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.51%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.06%

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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