Are Screensavers Really Safe? What are They?

By: Raye Ng

A screensaver is a computer program or application that replaces the image on a screen when the computer is not in use. Screensavers today are used for both entertainment and / or security reasons.

You can configure your screensaver with a password so that anyone who wishes to use your computer will need to have an authorize password before they are allowed to use it. In addition, you could use your screensavers during fairs and exhibitions for promotional purposes. With a specially designed screensaver you could capture the attention of browsers or shoppers at exhibitions and event based shows.

Today screensavers have been so advanced that it delivers high quality graphics such as 3D and / or real time images. Human factor research has shown that using real images are much faster than using rss feeds. This allows for information or warning devices of sever weather conditions, accidents or news etc.

Mostly a screensaver is use by the user for entertainment, aesthetic reasons when the computer is left alone while the user is away. Imagine sitting in your workstation taking a short break, sipping away your favorite beverage while trying to find for something to look at to 'get away' from work for awhile.

The screensaver saves the day. It really depends on your preference, for example, I would love to have a deep blue 3D real fish aquarium screensaver. I can see these 3D animated fishes swimming away, taking my mind off my work for awhile. It is as if having a fish tank or an aquarium in your office without the hassle of changing the water or feeding the fishes.

What about this? 3D animated water fountain equipped with the following sound of water. Providing tranquility and Zen feel at workplace. Well, if you like Alps and mountains there are even screensavers on them, so are birds, wildlife and many, many other themes you can think of. Best of all you could download them free. But I would definitely warn you to be careful where you download your screensavers and wallpapers from. Many now on the internet has spyware and adware included and may corrupt your computer or desktop.

I have setup a mini website that hosts free screensavers and wallpapers that are certified save for use by eTrust, a consumer authority on the net. Yes, the screensavers and wallpapers are free. You can choose from a range of static, animated, 2D, 3D and a variety of themes. Enjoy!

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