Safe record/editing programs to convert audio files to .ogg?

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Hi, I really hope this is the right place to ask. But awhile back on my old laptop, I used to use online sites to convert files to .ogg, but I think it might have led to my laptop getting super messed up, so I'm really cautious about what methods are safest so I can avoid that on my current setup.

Audacity seems to be the one that gets brought up the most for audio editing, but some results say it's not really the safest thing to use. So I'm really hesitant and I'm hoping somebody here might know anything?
 

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what are those "unsafe" results saying in detail?
Because I know even professionals use Audacity and haven't heard of problems with it.
 

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I would imagine any DAW is capable of doing that, not just audacity.
 

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what are those "unsafe" results saying in detail?
Because I know even professionals use Audacity and haven't heard of problems with it.
From what I can understand there was some kind of security policy change - some people were saying it's malware, some people are saying it's safe. So it's left me a bit on the fence.
 

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From what I can understand there was some kind of security policy change - some people were saying it's malware, some people are saying it's safe. So it's left me a bit on the fence.
I don't know who the "some people" you're reading are, but when I Google it I see articles over a year old saying the spyware claims are a misunderstanding of the terms of use.

Additionally, if it still concerns you, it only takes a few seconds to look up "download Audacity 3.0.2" for an older version before those terms and any possibly related code were included.
 

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Hi, I really hope this is the right place to ask. But awhile back on my old laptop, I used to use online sites to convert files to .ogg, but I think it might have led to my laptop getting super messed up, so I'm really cautious about what methods are safest so I can avoid that on my current setup.

Audacity seems to be the one that gets brought up the most for audio editing, but some results say it's not really the safest thing to use. So I'm really hesitant and I'm hoping somebody here might know anything?
For free use audacity. For paid use adobe audition. For cheap and super light-weight use reaper.
 

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Sorry if I was being a little paranoid. But I gave audacity a try and it didn't brick my system. I have heard really good things about audition - but the monthly subscription price scares me.
 

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