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Should I remove Audacity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #518
United States Rank #601
Reach 1.2851%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.18 days
713.19 days >
Average installed length: 374.73 days


2.0.5 100.00%

Typically installed together

Audacity 2.0.5

What is Audacity?

Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, Audacity can also capture streaming audio.


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 59 files and is usually about 14.87 MB (15,591,672 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audacity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Audacity\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Audacity 2.0.5

Program executable:audacity.exe
Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\audacity\audacity.exe
Additional files:
  • audacity-Installer-2.0.3.exe - Audacity (Audacity Setup)
  • audacity-win-2.0.5.exe
  • 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

2 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).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • audacity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Audacity\Audacity\audacity.exe'.
  • lame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.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 2.0.5, 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 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.54%
Windows 10 39.96%
Windows Vista 2.76%
Windows XP 2.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.81%
Windows 8.1 16.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.80%
Windows 7 Professional 11.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.47%
Windows 10 Home 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.17%
  United Kingdom 6.53%
  Germany 6.17%
  France 6.16%
  Canada 3.67%
  Italy 3.37%
  Australia 2.44%
  Brazil 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Poland 0.96%
  India 0.95%
  Spain 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.71%
Dell 19.63%
Acer 16.74%
ASUS 13.41%
Toshiba 6.02%
Lenovo 5.05%
Samsung 4.17%
Intel 1.30%
Medion 1.27%
MSI 1.15%
Alienware 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.58%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.59%

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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