Scam site


I just wanted to let you know that there might be a scam happening using the Audacity.

I just wanted to download it on my PC, googled “audacity” and got following :
As you can see the first result came up to the “audacitey . org”

Unfortunately I didn’t notice at the time and followed the link … the URL changed then to “audacite . org” (or something like that, I’m not sure and do not want to visit the site again just in case … )

I kinda ignored the redirect and since the site looked as expected I proceeded to download the .exe installer. Run it, nothing happened … And then I realised I might’ve misstepped again … I’m assuming it might be some malware ? …possibly.

Not sure if this is the right place to report it but I’ll start here.



Thanks for the report. I’ll pass it on to the appropriate people.

The correct address for Audacity is:

That sounds a bit worrying. Probably a good idea to run a full, in depth antivirus / malware scan (with an up to date and reputable scanner).

I saw the same ad, the fake site and tried to report the ad to Google.
I wrote it in the Discord channel too.
May be a good idea would be to ask to as many users possible to report that ad (explaining to click on the little arrow near the url…
It would help people to not be scammed and it would protect the reputation of Audacity…

Best wishes


Now (an half hour later) the ad is gone and the right site (audacityteam) appear at first place.