Snow Desktop

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 27, 2008
Updated • Jun 29, 2015
Software, Windows, Windows software

If you have liked the Desktop Christmas Tree you will love Snow Desktop as it is the perfect companion for the Christmas Tree. Snow Desktop will make it snow on the desktop once it is executed. Not the usual kind of snow though that is falling from top to bottom in an overlay without interacting with anything that is currently displayed on the computer screen.

This Desktop Snow application interacts with everything. If you have your browser window open you will soon notice that the snow is covering all of the icons and bars on the top slowly making its way to the bottom. It can happen that that all menus are covered in snow which looks really interesting.

Moving the mouse over an area will remove the snow there so that the menus can be accessed again. The snow on the other hand will continue to fall just like in winter.

The tiny portable application is using no more than 1.5 Megabytes of computer memory while running. Just click the link below to Desktop Snow right away.

Update: The program is no longer compatible with recent versions of the Windows operating system. While it is possible to load the program, it won't cover the desktop and its icons in snow on these newer systems.

If you can't do without snow, I suggest you try the Desktop Snow OK software instead, which is a portable "let it snow on the desktop" type of application compatible with all recent versions of the Windows operating system.

It comes with a configuration menu that enables you to change the appearance of the snow flakes on the screen, or change it from flakes to other items such as stars or flowers, change the intensity of the snow fall or the direction the snow is coming from. All in all a great application if you like to add snow effects to your desktop.


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  1. Alexey said on December 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I’m glad to announce Snow Globe Countdown for your computer desktop.

    It can be found at

    Merry Christmas to everyone! :)

  2. Decortop said on November 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    What’s about something contralateral for snow? :)
    What’s about fire? Fire on desktop? In these cold days fire is a best you can get to make it warmer.
    Well, if you are interested in, look for faya at decortop. Keep your warm, it’s treasure!

  3. Gerda said on December 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Not snowing :(((

  4. Raul said on December 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    thanks a lot,it’s great

  5. karmagen said on December 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    A nice peace of art . What is bad about this one is that it is using about 50%-52% of the cpu, if there are a dual core cpu, this is using bout of them at 50%-52% . :(

  6. Rony said on December 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

    It looks nice and it’s almost fun to watch when you’re bored to death,BUT – 50% of 1,8GHz Dual Core processor for few hundreds dropping pixels??? Come on,it’s radiculous… :(

  7. Anonymous said on December 26, 2008 at 1:00 am


  8. aw said on December 23, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    LOL, it’s snow on the game i play.. :D

  9. dioni said on December 21, 2008 at 9:08 am


  10. trako said on December 16, 2008 at 8:18 am

    la la la la

  11. Martin said on December 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    You know what a false positive is, do you?

  12. WARNING!!!!!! said on December 11, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hey…ppl….i Download this….and is a Trojan…and the file have 51.7 Kb not 1.5 MB.

    11/12/2008 11:26:48 AM Real-time file system protection file E:\Rar$DR00.172\snow.exe probably a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent trojan cleaned by deleting – quarantined NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred on a new file created by the application: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe.

    i scanned it archived

  13. trinciapollo said on November 30, 2008 at 10:47 am

    well, nice and working smoothly on my old P4, but nod32 says: “probably a variant of win32/Trojandownloader.Agent Trojan” then it puts it in quarantine.

  14. Wazzup said on November 27, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    What bothers me is the fact that this thingy uses up all my processor power and is heating up my system.

    so no thanks. Looks cute though.

  15. Jonathan said on November 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Downloaded and scanned with Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, nothing found! But, it takes a very long time to load and appears to be non responsive and when it is running it is very slow on a Athlon 64 2.8 ghz system w/ 4GB RAM

  16. Thinker said on November 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    This app freezes my Vista on Athlon 2x2GHz with 2GB ram :] It needs a loot of optimization ;)

  17. OxfordRob said on November 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for that. It is annoying that you can’t always believe what a virus checker is telling you.

    What annoys me the most about viruses is that if you have the skill sets to produce viruses and spyware why not put those skills to a more possitive and good use. Yes I live in an idealistic bubble :)

  18. Radu said on November 27, 2008 at 11:39 am

    The file is absolutely clean.
    It is a false positive from many AVs.

    Here is what Avira says about it: The file ‘snow.exe’ has been determined to be ‘FALSE POSITIVE’. In particular this means that this file is not malicious but a false alarm. Detection is removed from our virus definition file (VDF) with the version:

  19. what the ?? said on November 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Martin you may wanna remove this as virus total shows many warnings.

  20. OxfordRob said on November 27, 2008 at 11:31 am

    The link for it downloads a file Snow.rar that on inspection with F-Prot shows that it contains W32/Downldr2.DZKC. I am suprised that GHacks is supplying and writing about links with suspect files? :(

  21. andrew said on November 27, 2008 at 11:07 am

    “no more than 1.5 Megabytes of computer memory”… but with over 50% of CPU usage on an Asus EEE 1000h? I think not.

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