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Screen savers are typically benign, but if you want to delete screen savers from your PC, there are a couple of places to look.
How do I delete screensavers from my PC that I'm not interested in?
Depending on the screen saver and where it came from, it's likely to be in one of two places. Regardless of which, screen savers are pretty easy to remove.
I'll show you both places.
In Windows XP, the first place to start is the Control Panel, but not where you select your screen saver.
In Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components, then click Windows Digital Media Enhancements in the list and click Details below that. Then, click Screen Savers in the list and then Details below that.
Uncheck any that you no longer wish to use on your computer and click OK to remove them.
Another place to look for screen savers is in the list of installed programs. In particular, many third-party screen savers often come with setup programs that install not only the screen saver itself into the appropriate locations, but also add an uninstall feature as well.
Visit Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs (XP) or Programs and Features (Vista & 7) and scan the resulting list for the screen saver that you're interested in deleting. If you find it, uninstall it there.
Unfortunately, not all screen savers appear in the Control Panel. It's often necessary (and frankly, often quicker) to simply locate the screen saver's executable file and delete it. Fortunately, that's pretty easy.
By definition, screen savers are ".scr" files that live in your Windows folders.
You'll want to check these folders:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64 (if it exists)
Screensaver files are typically clearly named. Simply delete (or perhaps, backup to a separate location and delete) the files associated with the screen savers that you no longer need.
It's also worth double-checking the list of .scr files that you find here. Screen savers are one vector for malware, so you might also consider backing up (in case we're wrong) and removing any screen savers that you don't use or recognize.
Finally, some screen savers might be under Windows File Protection - anti-malware technology that notices when files have been improperly changed or removed. After deleting the files, you might be prompted to provide your system installation disc; even more surprisingly, the screen savers might magically come back. My honest recommendation is to simply let them be. They pose no threat and take up little space.
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