I downloaded Audacity from this site
[pcsoftdiscovery.com WARNING THIS SITE MAY HAVE MALWARE]
It wouldn’t let me open it once it was downloaded and wouldn’t let me uninstall it. It was approved by Groovy Media with ‘Taseg’ as the name and setup wizard. I have found random things I haven’t downloaded on my computer, my computer is becoming extremely slow though I have only just put a new SSD card in on 20/01/19 (3 days before) and it is making a much louder noise coming from the PC itself. I don’t know the exact version which is number one on the ‘must include the following information’ which I am sorry for. During writing this my PC has became quiet but I am unsure whether it has downloading anything else but my PC is horribly slow now! Things which have downloaded due to me downloading this: PremiumOpinion,Brave,Chromium,ByteFence,Avast and maybe some more.
It highly recommended to only download software from official sources. You have probably installed a virus or other malware.
Before doing anything else you should completely remove anything that you have downloaded recently, and perform a full, in-depth scan of your computer with reputable, up to date malware detection software.
The genuine Audacity website is here: https://www.audacityteam.org/
The download links on the Audacity website go to FossHub, who are the official content delivery network for Audacity.
See also: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/online-safety-when-downloading/
[u]Malwarebytes[/u] is pretty good at removing “crapware” and other unwanted “junk”.
I’ve only had an actual computer virus once about 30 years ago, but more often I’ve gotten unwanted software when downloading & installing free software (never related to Audacity) so I have a habit of running Malwarebytes after installing anything that might be suspicious.