I tried to install Audacity 3.4.1
I got it from
Download for macOS
Current Version 3.4.1
I tried it two ways:
– I pushed the installer graphic to a custom folder in Go > Applications > audacity3-4-1.
– I executed the installer graphic as intended by simple dragging to the Applications graphic.
I got Audacity.app in both cases. One in Applications and one in the custom folder (like I regularly do).
Neither one runs. I get a Verifying “Audacity.app”… graphic which grinds to a halt exactly half-way across.
If I leave it there, I get the machine fans spinning up and the Activity Monitor reports XprotectService taking 200% (100% of both CPUs). So the machine thinks something Very Bad is happening.
I Shut Down.
Audacity 3.3.3 and before install and appear to run.
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6