View Full Version : Screensavers

14-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Hi Everyone; Just a few questions about Screensavers

1) If a game has a screensaver and I or the game decides to install it, how will I remove it? is it as simple as deleting the .SCR file in \WINDOWS\system32?

2) What is the Avast! Antivirus Screensaver used for?


14-03-2009, 08:15 PM
1) Yes, most probably. It prob doesn't take up much room, so why not keep it there?

2) IIRC its not really a screensaver, it just scans your PC or something when the PCs idle

14-03-2009, 08:26 PM
The avast Screen saver allows Avast to display any alerts when scanning and if your screen saver is running at the same time.

It's not really a screen saver but an overlay that adds virus scanning while your chosen screen saver is running.

Some Antivirus software will not run if a screen saver is also running.

14-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Um WT....

A special screen-saver is also provided, that, when running, performs virus scanning. avast! antivirus works together with your favorite screen-saver, so you don't have to change your personal settings to use it.