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Security Screensaver 2.0

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UPDATE: 23 July 2010

1) I rewrote it so the update and scan completes before the actual screensaver is triggered (the castle logo). Also now the cmd prompt is visible again showing the progress of the update and scan before the actual screensaver starts.

2) Now the download includes two screensavers, the original Security Screensaver and Security Screensaver NG (No Graphics) which will perform an update and scan silently with no cmd prompt visible and when complete will not start any graphic screensaver.



UPDATE: 21 July 2010

1) Now works with Microsoft Security Essentials 1 and 2 (beta)
2) When screensaver is triggered the cmd prompt is no longer visible if you stop the screensaver during scan.


Security Essentials Screensaver

I was reading how Avast has a screensaver than performs scans. I thought this was clever so I made one for Microsoft Security Essentials. This screensaver will perform an update and scan when activated.

No installation needed, just move the file where you wish to store it, right click and hit install. One bug is that when you do this it will start the screensaver, just move the mouse and ignore that and set as default screensaver.

Requires that you have Microsoft Security Essentials installed of course.

Should work in XP and up, tested on Win 7 x64

Consider this a "beta"

Good luck and Feedback welcomed! :D


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gavinjones1998's avatar
Check it out Windows 10 variation screensaver :)!

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Windows10Fan's avatar
does this work with system center endpoint protection?
electronik54's avatar
this thing still works or current version o MSE?
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Antimalware Client Version: 4.2.223.0
Engine Version: 1.1.9506.0
Antivirus definition: 1.151.704.0
Antispyware definition: 1.151.704.0
Network Inspection System Engine Version: 2.1.9510.0
Network Inspection System Definition Version: 104.0.0.0
Drudger's avatar
I dunno, test and let me know.
youthinkimcrazy1's avatar
Do you think you might update this sometime soon to work with MSE 4.1?
Drudger's avatar
Maybe, thanks for the two :+fav:'s!
Deliberatus's avatar
it don't work.
Does not actually add itself. closed screensaver browser, opened a new one, it mwas gone. does nt scan, does not display. WTF, over?
Drudger's avatar
This hasn't been updated for MSE 4.
Deliberatus's avatar
did not start up. I had to click unblock for it to do it's thing with the screensaver browser. cannot preview it. Please advise via email to kibailey.removetosende@howlermonkey.DOT.net
Drudger's avatar
This hasn't been updated for MSE 4.
Deliberatus's avatar
did not start up. I had to click unblock for it to do it's thing with the screensaver browser. cannot preview it. Please advise via email to kibailey.removetosende@howlermonkey.DOT.net
Lartza's avatar
This has no detection to prevent defragmentation?(Scan only once a day or so)
UberPooch's avatar
Same issue as others, not working with Window 7. :(
Drudger's avatar
Set compatibility as admin. or disable UAC. :roll:
SpringsTS's avatar
Doesn't work on my Windows 7 :( (Windows 7 Ultimate x64, with MSE 2)
Testing the screensaver requires administrator's rights, and I've no graphic, even with the graphical one.
If I install the screensavers, the Preview button don't do anything.
Drudger's avatar
Turn off UAC?
SpringsTS's avatar
Sorry, but no.
UAC is a useful feature, and it is very less intrusive in Windows 7, so I keep it.
Drudger's avatar
Well without being there I can't say what the problem is, I don't have any issue with it. V3 will be out soon, so maybe try it when the new versions out. :)
SpringsTS's avatar
All right. I will wait.
Drudger's avatar
Thanks for looking :)
Rilasis's avatar
For me, the graphic doesn't come up. It shows the cmd prompt and says update finished, but no graphic, using either file.
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Great update..
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