Many people have same issues with the authenticity of the Minecraft TLauncher. Recently I got a question: “Is it Safe to Use TLauncher” or “Is the Minecraft TLauncher a Virus“?
And today, I will answer regarding this in this article. I will also refer to some authentic links what people talk on this in different forums.
Is the Minecraft TLauncher Safe to use?
Recently a user on Ubuntu forums writes the below concern about TLauncher:
Hello everybody, I hope y’all doing well! I’m new to Ubuntu, and I have installed this Tlauncher Minecraft launcher.
Upon installing the java version – (there is also a flatpak version) I read the readme file and it said to click on launcher.jar and change to execute it as a program (which I understand, as other java programs ask the same) but it also said in the read me to execute it as root (to prevent graphical glitches?).
Anyhow, I executed once (without root permission) and then I uninstalled it and OpenJDK.
But now I’m scared. Maybe this TLauncher is a virus?
I don’t know..It is a famous alternative launcher and it does have a flatpak on flathub but still… the whole root permission thing was weird.
What are the odds that it infected my machine? Should I wipe my drive and install again? My machine does look normal, but I’m a noob.. How can I tell?
Some More FAQs about TLauncher Minecraft?
Is the Minecraft TLauncher Safe for PC or Linux?
It is safe as cited by many users, already! It has been 2 years and counting and there not a single report of any compromise on TLauncher safety.
Is TLauncher Illeagal to use?
Someone on Microsoft forum stated that TLauncher is a safe program, BUT there could be some consequence on using Tlauncher as the primary Minecraft Launcher. Using Tlauncher means that you're violating the anti-piracy act. People have already used it before and there's no causalties on using it.
Can you join Official servers of Minecraft if you use TLauncher?
NO! You cannot join any of the official Minecraft servers such as: Hypixel, Mineplex, etc. If that is priority, then be sure to buy only the Official Minecraft Launcher though, there's a lot of advantages on using the official one over the TLauncher.
Will the Minecraft TLauncher be banned one day?
As of now there is no sign of banning the TLauncher! Since Tlauncher is a third-party software, which anyway is not supported by Mojang, people ask this question. And, because it is a third-party software, It is not very well within the legal boundaries of the game. TLauncher is just a third-party software used to run Minecraft that's it.
What Ubuntu Users Say About TLauncher Minecraft Safety
As cited by many users in the ubuntu forum the Tlauncher is perfectly safe, if it is downloaded from a trusted source.
Is the TLauncher a Virus?
I found this answer on Reddit where people have been saying the Tlauncher is NOT a Virus and is perfectly safe to use.
So, the bottom line of this concern is, if the TLauncher is downloaded from a trusted source it should not be a problem at all.
Many people are already happily using it for years without any issues.