• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Audacity - Malware?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Blind_Shadow

Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2013
Messages
130
I have not seen any mention of this, however when I downloaded 2 weeks ago Audacity software and found it did not work at that time for me.

I left it on my feed computer. When I did some up grades and fine tuning, I found I had 24 infected malware files show up.

I removed them and could not figure out where they came from, even though they were all about the same thing.

I then installed Audacity on this computer and found that it had the same infected malware files that showed up from my feed computer.

To me, this is telling me that the software Audacity is loaded with infected malware files. I do not know if this is something new with Audacity or it has been like this in the past. Audacity has been recommended on several occasions, so this is a major surprise.

-
Admins: If this is not right forum, please move to correct one. Thanks
-
 

mtindor

OH/WV DB Admin
Database Admin
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
7,369
Location
Carroll Co OH / EN90LN
I have not seen any mention of this, however when I downloaded 2 weeks ago Audacity software and found it did not work at that time for me.

I left it on my feed computer. When I did some up grades and fine tuning, I found I had 24 infected malware files show up.

I removed them and could not figure out where they came from, even though they were all about the same thing.

I then installed Audacity on this computer and found that it had the same infected malware files that showed up from my feed computer.

To me, this is telling me that the software Audacity is loaded with infected malware files. I do not know if this is something new with Audacity or it has been like this in the past. Audacity has been recommended on several occasions, so this is a major surprise.

-
Admins: If this is not right forum, please move to correct one. Thanks
-
I don't know where you downloaded Audacity from, but if you downloaded from anywhere other than Sourceforge, that's your problem. For instance, if you downloaded from CNET, it wouldn't surprise me if you get things coming up as malware. I'd never ever use CNET downloads for anything.

Mike
 

Blind_Shadow

Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2013
Messages
130
I don't know where you downloaded Audacity from, but if you downloaded from anywhere other than Sourceforge, that's your problem. For instance, if you downloaded from CNET, it wouldn't surprise me if you get things coming up as malware. I'd never ever use CNET downloads for anything.

Mike
Thanks Mike, I don't remember for sure, but I do know it was not Sourceforge. I am guessing most likely c-net as they were one of the sites listed.

I will try again from proper place.

Rick
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top