Is your Windows computer really safe from outside and accidental access to your login? Luckily, screen savers can easily hide your information when you are away from your desk. This small program will easily place a “screen saver” button neatly on your Windows quick launch toolbar. You can click it to instantly bring up your screensaver on-screen!
You may want to set up a password for your screen saver, of course. You can’t lock your Windows session as simply and fast as this!
Most people might think of screensavers as just a bunch of animated scenes or beautiful pictures sitting on their PC desktop. A screen saver is far more however. You may be surprised to learn that behind the scenes a screensaver is helping you in more ways than one, such as:
Stress Buster: With many of the relaxing screensaver themes available today, simply watching can reduce your stress levels significantly. In particular, many of the nature screen savers which include sounds can be an escape from today’s hectic pace and noise.
Monitor Protection: Screensavers help protect your computer screen from image burn. When the same image is displayed on the screen for a long period it can burn permanently into the screen. This was the original reason for screensaver development. Although screen burn is not as much of a problem these days, some of the new LCD screens can still be affected by it. Having a nice screen saver will give you added protection just to make sure.
You may realize by now that downloading a screensaver for your desktop is a good idea; which it is. However, there are a few things to consider. Because a screensaver is typically an executable file, there are risks you should be aware of, namely spyware, viruses and trojans. All these little nasties can be packaged into the screen saver file and infect your computer when you install it.