18 October 2010

Security Screensaver 2.0: A Screensaver App for Microsoft Security Essentials

MSE logo                                DeviantART logo

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) has been on a roll since its 1.0 release. It has won ton of accolades and users because of how good it is. Something that is of course putting many in the PC security biz quite nervous. But if you are already using it, you already should know this. And if you aren’t yet using it, then you should really consider taking a look at it.

While MSE 2.0 is already in beta testing, we still don’t know the final new feature set it could bring. But there is a feature many are claiming for as a must for 2.0 that they wish 1.0 would have :

Automatic Idle Time Triggered Scans.

Security Screensaver 2.0 is a little utility by jwils876 from DeviantART aiming to fill that feature gap. It uses the PC power management settings to make its magic. So if you got default PC P.M settings or if you let your PC use Screensavers when idle, SES could be the way to put those idle PC time to good use. By scanning your PC only when you are not using it.

 

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How to install

  • 1.-Download file
  • 2.-Extract to a folder and put that folder in your Documents main folder.
  • 3.-Right-Click on Security Screensaver.scr or Security Screensaver NG.scr to Install

(The first will display a visible cmd prompt showing you what the file is doing, the NG version will not show you the cmd prompt while still doing the same)

  • 4.-Now Right-Click over a empty space in your Desktop and select Personalize.
  • 5.-Go to your Screensaver Options
  • 6.-Make sure that the MSE Security Screensaver 2.0 is your default screensaver.
  • 7.-Adjust your Screensaver settings wait time if needed.

Now you are done, Security Screensaver 2.0 should work and put your PC to scan with MSE whenever you are not using it.

Security Screensaver 2.0 is a great utility for those using MSE that happen to leave their PC always on, but use it most of the day. Or for those home family shared PC’s. Works on XP, Vista & 7.

Linkage

MSE screensaver Info

Security Screensaver 2.0                                <— Direct Download

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via  IntoWindows

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