The Bad News: Why You Should Never Download Free Screensavers for Windows Free Waterfall Screen Saver!! Free Wallpaper!! Free Smileys!! 10,000 High-Quality screensavers!! Sports, Nature, Animals, and More!!Have you ever seen advertisements like the above? Don’t be fooled. A huge number of these “free” screensavers, wallpapers, cursors, etc., contain spyware -- actually, virtually 100% of them contain spyware. There are many very sad stories of people who downloaded a cute goldfish screensaver and got their Favorites/Bookmarks filled up with pornography sites(here), or who had a new employee who downloaded a screensaver which then killed access to the internet and the office network (here). So, do not download free screensavers! It’s just not worth it. Do not download wallpapers, themes, cursors, smilies, or anything of the sort, either. Just don’t ever download anything from an advertisement. This may seem like a strict and no-fun policy, but if you disregard it, you have a good chance of winding up very, very sorry.The Good News: Rare Exceptions To The RuleBut what if you really want a cool screensaver? Screensavers can be a lot of fun. Aren’t there any good ones? Well, yes, but they're few and far between. So, I have scoured the internet to find those rare gems for any Visionary Customers who may enjoy screensavers. Here are a lot of clean, safe screensavers that don’t contain spyware (as of April 2005):
I generally stick to the blank screen or WinXP logo and then have my monitor turn off after twenty minutes.
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