Are the links to newest TenFourFox app safe from the main page?

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18 May, 2016 09:14 PM

I'm about to start upgrading from FF3.6 to TenFourFox. I use a Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3GHz 1GB RAM (December 2005) with 10.4.11. I think I know what to do but have two questions. I noticed that in the FAQs, it explains to make sure to use sites that have padlock logo or the https to show that everything is secure. However, when I hover my mouse over the link to download the 38.x app, it shows that the file comes from the non-secure http sourceforge site. I know there is a secure version of site cause that comes up in Google search result. I am wary to use sites like sourceforge cause of malware concerns. Is it actually safe to use the link as posted on the main page at the floodgap site that has info of TenFourFox?

Also, do I really have to do the steps, such as from 3.6 to 10-4F v10 and so on? Or can I just go right on to the current 10-4F v38? I already backed up my Bookmarks and wouldn't mind setting up fresh profile by deleting original Firefox profile from the library as said in the steps on the main page. The reason why I asked that cause I did go the sourceforge page (again non-secure version of site) with the list of previous versions for me to start the steps. However, there are no links to start with 10 and 17 and so on due to the page's comment about something like 'removed due to vulnerability reasons'. Something like that. So where exactly can I start the process to go from 3.6 to 10 to 17, etc? I know I am way too late on this since I should have done this long time ago. Been using FF 3.6 for years now and had enough of the limitations. I have already disabled all plug-ins for security purposes anyway but still know it's time to upgrade to TenFourFox. Can I just clear out my Firefox from Application Support portion of the library and just go right at downloading the newest edition (38) of TenFourFox? I already backed up my bookmarks and actually wouldn't mind setting up the preferences, options, and all that all over again. The only extension I had was the NoScript so will just re add that upon completion of transfer. Anyone can help me with this? I just want to know if the link to the download zip on the floodgap site is safe even though it has the non-secure http sourceforge link on it instead of secure https. As well as the steps to doing it in terms of 3.6 to 10 to 17 or just clean profile and then do 38. Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 19 May, 2016 09:38 PM

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    Hello Tommy, if you only want to carry over your bookmarks and have them backed up/exported as .html, you can delete your old Firefox profile, or just rename ist to "Firefox-old". Then install Tenfurfox 38, re-import your bookmarks and remove Firefox 3.6 from your Applications folder. Don't start FF again once you've started using TFF, it may damage your profile.

    You can safely use the Sourceforge download. I don't know why the link shown on Floodgap is http, but the real download site is https once you click on the link. There is no malware, extra software or anything else besides the TFF app in the downloaded zip file.

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