The Matrix Screen Saver

The Matrix Screen Saver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 317 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.12b
  • Total Downloads:
    1,542,250
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 06, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    471.46KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,100
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

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Despite an unconventional installation, this free Matrix-themed screensaver rises above many of its competitors. Rather than putting an EXE file on your desktop, The Matrix Screen Saver forces you to copy an SCR file into your Windows directory. Like many screensavers based on the hit films, this one shows the famous Matrix code moving across your screen vertically, although it boasts a nice feature set you may not find in similar programs. You can specify the appearance of the title and scanning sequences, make the screensaver show the current time, and even choose the telephone number and username to display. Best of all, this screensaver is free and won't burden your PC with any sort of spyware. All fans of the sci-fi movies likely will dig this program.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 317 votes

    • 5 star 236
    • 4 star 40
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 21
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4 stars

"Best of the Matrix screensavers"

September 15, 2013  |  By ikeeptime

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

Customizable and very low footprint when not actively running.

Cons

The download from Cnet is fine if you are forewarned about toolbar, etc that are not part of the screensaver but are options from other providers. They are junk! Slow down your machine and not worth the hassles. Difficult to remove. (Many of Cnet's downloads have these junk add ons to the actual program you are choosing.) So, how to avoid getting them along with the programs you want? When you see a screen with a button to DECLINE, do it. Hit decline and possibly another screen appears (looking like a user agreement for the screensaver or whatever)DECLINE again. You are not declining the download of what you want to download, only the crap Cnet allows another company to add to the download process screens. I learned from experience and the comments from others who think the programs they download are full of malware. Cnet gets paid to allow this but, hell Cnet, get a clue. many unhappy users get roped into the ***** you allow these guys to peddle along with your legit downloads.

Summary

Love the screensaver and read the facts about it that come after the download. the're pretty simple instructions and worth the extra 5 minutes.

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3 stars

"Failed to satisfy"

June 19, 2013  |  By pc7wizard

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

Installed ok

Cons

Moved icons and gadgets around the desktop when it returns to the desktop.

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1 stars

"Malware with this one"

March 06, 2013  |  By allstar0422

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

Pretty sweet screensaver

Cons

Loaded with malware that was a pain to clean out -- antivirus didn't find some of the files that were causing problems.

Summary

Used to have this screensaver, it was pretty awesome. I upgraded to Windows 8 and when I re-downloaded this from CNET, it installed malware that added a search bar and changed my homepage in every browser on my computer (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer), it crushed my CPU usage and I had to go in and manually find what files were eating up my CPU because Avast, Comodo, and MalwareBytes only caught some of the files. What a headache. I will think twice before downloading an unnecessary program, especially from CNET -- I've never had a problem with CNET before this, so I was very surprised with this one.

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5 stars

"This one works wonders"

November 26, 2012  |  By LuigiCirelli

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

As realistic and involving as in the movie; a good set of features and settings; not a resource hog

Cons

nothing against

Summary

will surely add mystique to your desktop

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5 stars

"get this now"

June 12, 2012  |  By richstacey

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

works great

Cons

none so far

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1 stars

"It locked up on me"

March 25, 2012  |  By wadamsiii

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

At least it'd free

Cons

Doesn't work

Summary

Don't get

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5 stars

"very visually pleasant to watch"

March 16, 2012  |  By bilman45

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

true to the appearance of what's seen in the movie, like how it
uses my name in the prologue.

Cons

there are none

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5 stars

"Pretty Awesome!!"

February 05, 2012  |  By skymap72

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

Best Screensaver yet!!
Simple, change the style, really movie like, I love it... "Follow the White Rabbit... Knock knock"
LOL.. Awesome.

Cons

None to date, I have had it for a few weeks now...

Summary

Good screensaver, with the ability to personalise for you!

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5 stars

"very good"

December 24, 2011  |  By EliFrye

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

looks just like the movie, safe.

Cons

could have used some more options

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3 stars

"Good but comes with a surprise"

December 01, 2011  |  By Kaldorei72

 |  Version: The Matrix Screen Saver 1.12b

Pros

Nice screensaver, good options

Cons

Changes homepage of your browsers and tries to install a sidebar... annoying, fortunately WinPatrol stopped some of it for me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.12b
Version 1.12b has a much improved phone scan sequence.
General
Publisher Meticulous Software
Publisher web site http://www.meticulous-software.co.uk
Release Date August 01, 2010
Date Added August 06, 2010
Version 1.12b
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 471.46KB
File Name TheMatrix.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,542,250
Downloads Last Week 1,100
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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