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"Possible ransomware detected" from Audacity.exe

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I'm in the middle of working with a respected recording/editing program called Audacity and got a "possible ransomware detected" message, with a list of 16 'affected files'.  The last thing in the world I want is to receive ransomware, but Audacity is such a well-established program that I can't imagine how it could be responsible for smuggling ransomware in. Is there any way I can establish whether the threat is real or not?


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Hello Gareth,

I'd suggest blocking the suspicious process for a while and then running a full antivirus scan to ensure that there is not any malware infection involved here. If no threat detected, add the app to the whitelist

You may also want to consider using online service for checking files