About this site
It's an undeniable fact that, over the past decade or so, screensavers have gotten a bad reputation. For many years now, the market has been dominated by publishers who bundle their products with (third-party) toolbars, search engine add-ons, 'security' software, and so forth. Viruses, too, are known to have been attached to screensavers. The unfortunate effect of this trend is that screensavers now need to be regarded with a high degree of caution, and users need to take precautions to avoid infecting their computers.
How we are different
We will have none of that at Screensavers Planet. This website is a safe haven for everyone, from the expert to the first-timer, to download screensavers with a peace of mind.
Screensavers are thoroughly scanned for viruses, spyware and adware
We use a number of different high-quality anti-virus and anti-spyware tools to perform thorough scans on every single candidate screensaver. Furthermore, we regularly repeat these scans with updated virus definitions to make sure nothing has slipped through in the past. We immediately delete all screensavers that do not pass this test.
Note that screensavers, like other programs, can sometimes be marked suspicious or even dangerous by the algorithms of anti-virus programs when in fact they are not. That is one reason why we choose to use multiple virus scanners — dozens of them, in fact — to reliably determine whether a screensaver does or does not contain harmful elements.
Experienced editors review screensavers manually
If a candidate screensaver passes the virus and malware test, it is passed on to one of our experienced editors for review. We carefully go through the installation process on a computer dedicated to this task, taking notes that may prove helpful to our users, and making sure the product does not ask or try to install any bundled software.
Only once it has been deemed safe, and tested to work, will a screensaver be published.
We host the screensaver files ourselves
Regular scans of screensavers would be pointless if we relied on publishers to have complete control over the files. For this reason, we serve all downloads from our servers.
These servers, which also host our website, are secured and located in various geographical regions, from the United States to Singapore, so that you can enjoy shorter download times.
How you can help
If you enjoyed your visit, please spread the word and consider rating or writing a review of the screensavers you download to help us separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff and to give other visitors an idea of what they can expect before downloading.
Do you have any questions or comments about the site? Or do you need help installing a screensaver? Please post a message on on our message board or send us an e-mail.