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Set Up a Screen Saver

Once upon a time, screen savers did exactly what their name implies, preventing on-screen images from being “burned in” to the phosphors of an old Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor. Those days are long gone, however, just like your collection of baseball cards and comic books, because today’s monitors are virtually immune to burn-in. Surprisingly, though, Windows screen savers are still among the most popular downloads on the Web.

Why all this fascination with a piece of software that isn’t even necessary? Well, your monitor might no longer need protection, but your data does. Screen savers offer three advantages:


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