A good and safe screensaver can be hard to find. They have become popular programs for viruses and malware to piggyback on, and many may require or attempt to force the installation of unwanted toolbars and software. These days, many people do not even use screen savers for their originally intended purpose, often simply setting their computer to shut off the monitor after idling for too long. But, there are several really fascinating and useful screensavers out there for those who enjoy them, and we have tracked down a sampling of some really fun and safe to use screensavers for your perusal and enjoyment. Read on to see our findings:
Download free screensavers for Windows 7 or Windows 8, plus tutorials on how to create your own.
Do you want to change your Windows screensaver? Do you want to disable the active screensaver completely? Do you want to change the way your screensaver works? In this article we'll show you all steps that you need to go through to do all these things, in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Let's get started:
I recently searched for good and free screensavers. What I found was pretty distressing. Free screensavers appear to be a favorite delivery system for malware more than anything else. However, all is not lost. If you want a really good, free screensaver, you need look no farther than the contents of your own hard drive. Most of us have great photos and graphics that will work perfectly, and Windows Photo Gallery makes it easy to turn them into the best screensaver ever. Let's see how it is done.
Have you ever wondered why do we call them screen savers? Do they really save our screens? We’ve done a bit of research and found out that, due to changes in monitor technology, the term screen saver has become a misnomer in recent years. Let’s see why.
In a previous tutorial, we have shown how easy it is to use Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 to create a slideshow as a screensaver. The same is possible with the free image viewer application named Irfanview. But, to add to the fun, you can also save the slideshow as a standalone screensaver that can be shared with friends and family and run on other computers.
Because of the small range of screen savers offered by default with Windows, I decided to search the web for other, better looking ones. Unfortunately most of the screensavers found were not free or, were free to download but you had to register and pay to use them after some time. Some are installed with some additional software such as unwanted toolbars, programs and even viruses, while others, even if they are announced to be compatible with Windows 7, do not actually work on this operating system.
Surprisingly, there's a lot of complexity in finding, downloading and installing such trivial software as screen savers. That's why I will share with you the top seven screen savers I've found, which you can safely install without getting your computer infected.