Wallpaper of the Week (Route 66)

This weeks wallpaper is a vintage looking image of a piece of the now defunct Route 66 highway in the US. The old road in the middle curves into the distance with a Route 66 road sign on the right while an old automobile stands guard on the left side of the road.

image of road with route 66 sign and old vehicle

How To Install:
Click on the link that fits your screen resolution (or as close as possible to your resolution if it isn't available).
A new window will open with the wallpaper in the size you chose.
Choose "Save Image As" (or the equivalent option in your browser) to download the wallpaper.
Navigate to where the image was saved, right click on the image, and choose "Set As Desktop Background"
In some browsers, you can right click on the image in your browser and select "Set As Desktop Background" in some browsers.
If the resolution you need isn't there, choose one that is larger and resize the image in your favorite graphics application.

Available Screen Resolutions:
Normal resolutions: 1024x768 1152x864 1280x960 1600x1200
Wide resolutions:  1600x1200
iPod: 320x240

Download Route 66 Desktop Wallpaper


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by alexxx46 on 12. April 2012 - 1:11  (91937)

The wallpaper is an *.exe file, and it may contain adware, a variant of Win32/Somoto.A, bit.ly/HLXaFS.

by rhiannon on 12. April 2012 - 3:45  (91942)

It seems that the wallpaper site has put together an installer that automatically detects and downloads the correct resolution wallpaper. I didn't have any trouble saving the wallpaper after clicking on the resolution and I didn't see an .exe file.
I didn't receive any alarms from my security software - it's likely whatever anti-virus you are using picked up a false positive. It happens pretty regularly.

However, the installer is bundled with the option to install something called the Babylon toolbar.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I'll be changing the link to a different site with the same wallpaper. :)

by torres-no-tan-m... on 11. April 2012 - 13:27  (91908)

Many thanks Rhiannon for this very evocative wallpaper.

Looks like it was scanned from a photo as there are plenty of blemishes in the sky and on the road; using the healing brush and the clone tool in PS soon got things sorted! ;-)

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