the new launcher for minecraft is safe to use. Just make sure you have selected 1.5. And the launcher uses a new place for mods i think because it does not use the .minecraft/bin/Minecraft.jar.U can have both of the launchers installed so if you don't wanna use it... just revert back to the old one till 1.6 is out. Nothing Will be affected to your minecraft because of this.-=This Is not an Official Empire Thread, Just me Telling you it is safe=-P.S. just go off of mojang.com to get the update. Don't get it off of a random site that mojang doesn't use. because of dem malware and hackers.