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The Helios screensaver features attraction/repulsion particle effects and smooth implicit surfaces, with colorful results. You can set the number of ions and emitters, adjust the animation and camera speed, customize the motion blur and set a frame rate limit.

Price Free    Disk 0.2-0.38 MB    Windows Apple for Windows, Mac    Downloads 53,486
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We have 2 files for "Helios"

  1.   Helios.zip (Windows)
  2.   Helios1.5.dmg (Mac)
File report #1
File nameHelios.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size199.78 kB (204,574 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio1/14 (7.14%)   View report
Total downloads41,927
Last downloaded1 hour ago
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File report #2
File nameHelios1.5.dmg
Target system Apple Mac
File size391.88 kB (401,286 bytes)
File typeApple Disk Image (DMG)
Detection ratio0/14 (0%)   View report
Total downloads11,559
Last downloaded33 minutes ago
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User reviews (24)

loved this screensaver but after the recent update, it only shows in the bottom corner of display screen </3

by not important on October 9, 2019

It's the best looking screensaver I have seen but I think it has problems on windows 10, after it has kicked in once my pc starts freezing up and stalling. The mouse pointer messes up and sometimes turns into two pointers. Everything is fine again as soon as I get rid of Helios. Shame as it's so good looking

by woody on August 22, 2019

i cant get it to upload so..

by lauren m on July 1, 2019

Awesome! Beautiful on 2019 MBP running Mojave

by Ken on June 18, 2019

pretty awesome, but kinda laggy on my 2013 pc (what do u expect)
good on pc from 2016 and above

by David on May 14, 2019

its a bit laggy on windows 7 home basic; with intel i5.
would probably work better on a newer computer; my device is from 2013 lol

by shruggie on March 23, 2019


by Maureen on February 2, 2019

ILOVE it! it is so cool and actually works!

by liam on January 18, 2019

Excellent and VitusTotal detect 0
So I can install it on the PC on my clients.
Thanks !

by Joe Dirt on January 9, 2019

Wonderful ScreenSaver. Though I have a slight annoyance running it in windows 10 1803 on a i5 3470t integrated graphics. the preview works great. Yet when the screensaver starts after the timeout... the display is a slideshow with 4 second intervals between screens, which do seem to be calculated in the background, though the display doesn't get updated... I'm guessing this is a windows problem, as usual.

by Jim B on September 24, 2018

I love it, I want it, now only have to figure out how to get it on my computer!

by Linda Miller on July 12, 2018

Nice. Works in Windows 7 Pro.

by lihe on June 30, 2018

Works great on Win10 Pro 64 with 2x AMD Sapphire RX 480's. Flipping beautiful @ 3440x1440 100Hz ! BEAUTIFUL!

by Morky on June 19, 2018

Doesn't work with Windows 10 1803 and Nvidia 397.64WHQL: video freezes after 10 secs

by none on May 22, 2018

wow!!!! it's like cosmic bubbles and also phenomenal and perfect with intel core i3 7th gen

by pointlesshareb on December 2, 2017


by Barbara Carlin on September 26, 2017

Really good. Installed on a windows 10 and run perfectly. Thank you for this awesome free screen saver.

by Anibal on September 24, 2017

G R E A T!

by JAMES FRILEY on September 14, 2017

OMG! So Awesome! Thanks!

by Aaron on July 21, 2017

Simply amazing, you do need OpenGL graphics card driver

by Arczi on July 18, 2017

Very nice indeed. Thanks.

by Buzzy on June 22, 2017

Mesmerizing. That's the word that comes to mind when I first saw it in motion on my monitor. The pictures don't do it justice - you have to see it in motion.

by Richard Lim on November 17, 2016


by Ewan on September 27, 2016

Helios looks good in the thumbnails, but they don't do it justice. When you see it on your monitor, the motions and color changes are mesmerizing. Really beautiful.

It works perfectly in Windows 10. I unzipped the file, and moved it to C:/Windows/System 32. In my version of Windows 10, the settings are accessed by going to Start, Settings, Personalization, Lock Screen, then, at the bottom of the page, Screen saver settings.

We may no longer NEED screen savers, but that doesn't mean we don't WANT them. :o)

by YY4Me on May 9, 2016

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