License: Mozilla Public License 2.0.
Description: A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom.
- No Telemetry: No experiments, adware, annoyances, or unnecessary distractions.
- Enhanced Security: Extension firewall and other security improvements included, without sacrificing usability.
This project is an independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox
LibreWolf uses more than 500 privacy/security/performance settings, patches, LibreWolf-Addons (optional) and is designed to minimize data collection and telemetry as much as possible (updater, crashreporter and Firefox's integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed).
LibreWolf is NOT associated with Mozilla or its products.
- Latest Version of Firefox: LibreWolf is compiled directly from the latest build of Firefox Stable. You will have the the latest features, and security updates.
- Completely Independent Build: LibreWolf uses a completely independent build from Firefox and has its own settings, profile folder and installation path. As a result, it can be installed alongside Firefox or any other browser.
- Extensions firewall: limit internet access for extensions.
- IJWY (I Just Want You To Shut Up): embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed. In other words, zero unauthorized or background connections by default.
- User settings updates: gHacks/pyllyukko base is kept up to date.
- Settings protection: important settings are enforced/locked within librewolf.cfg and policies.json, those settings cannot be changed by addons/updates/LibreWolf itself or unwanted/accidental manipulation; To change those settings you can easily do it by editing librewolf.cfg and policies.json.
- LibreWolf-addons: set of optional LibreWolf extensions
- Statistics disabled: telemetry and similar functions are disabled
- Tested settings: settings are performance aware
- Multi-platform (Windows/Linux/Mac/and soon Android)
- Dark theme (classic and advanced)
- Recommended and code reviewed addons list
And much more...
Other: They already offer a .zip version on GitLab, but it saves the profile(s) to \AppData\. As there is already a portable Firefox I guess it would require just a copy & paste job with some paths changed?