Introduction: Control a Computer

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There are many ways to execute this prank, some more advanced than others. Because I am presuming a lot of sKitties will read this I will use a way that requires you to have access to the remote computer and allow the prankie to have at least some chance.

We will be using remote assistance.

PS: how come you can't delete instructables that have been in competitions? competitions with lucky draw prizes inspire people to make any instructable they can, and although the comps bring out some good work, they also bring out some worthless work.

Step 1: Make an Invitation

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In the start menu click on help and support
Then under the heading "ask for assistance", click invite a friend > Invite someone to help you > save invitation as file.
Type anything you want in the name field and set an expiry time.
Because I'm saving to my thumbdrive, I'm not going to set a password, you can if you want to.
Direct remote assistance to either your thumb drive or a "shared folder" on the network and save.

(please note that I have a phobia of red circles, so I hope you can interpret these pictures)

Step 2: Opening Remote Assistance

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Now you want to go to the controller computer and open the invite there
Go back to the other computer and accept the help
Now go to the controller computer and click take control
Go back to the other computer and accept
Now go to the controller computer and wait till someone uses the other computer

Optional stealth:
If you want the prank to be a little bit more difficult to work out (for the prankee) You can start up Powermenu on their computer and minimize it to the system tray, this is a great little program that resides in my startup folder.

Step 3: Final

We just used remote assistance to gain control of a computer with a gui
This is probably the easiest way in terms of being built in and easily accessible, not to mention that you can see and manipulate their screen using a GUI. But there are many more cool ways that you can do thing like this and not even have to have access to the remote computer, if you want you can research these:

BO2K - Black orifice allows you to do things to a remote computer _over the internet_ with no physical access to the remote computer

NIRCMD - A very cool command line program which is great for heaps of things, use its "remote" command to do stuff to computers which you have administrative rights to

There are many more so if you are interested, so do a search of the internets and be rewarded with knowledge.

Oh yeah and here is a video of the process


squawker (author)2009-08-22

Nobody is stupid enough to play your rickroll. Nobody! Right?

Batryn (author)2009-02-10

How do you invite someone? It says use email or windows messenger... help!

Audey (author)Batryn2009-03-24

It is in step1.

flashcactus (author)Batryn2009-03-24

there is a link called save the invitation or something below the first two options

bwpatton1 (author)2009-03-10

What happened to the video?

Audey (author)bwpatton12009-03-11

fixed now.

Callum Snowden (author)2009-02-21

Why don't you do green circles then (I'm not trying to be sarcastic).

Audey (author)Callum Snowden2009-02-21

They're a little difficult to see.

Callum Snowden (author)Audey2009-02-28

Try black.

Batryn (author)2009-02-10

If you erase the start button, is it reverseable?

Audey (author)Batryn2009-02-10

What 'start button' would you be erasing and how?

Batryn (author)2009-02-10

Sorry... didn't see the save file thing... can you turn the computer off?

Audey (author)Batryn2009-02-10


kentjoe (author)2008-04-08

I was about to post a prank involving remote computer access. What I did was this: create an account with LogMein and start controlling your computer from a different computer within earshot. Find a friend to help you and also a person to prank. Have your friend tell the other person that he has found/invented a voice activated artificial intelligence that controls your computer. As he gives commands you fulfill those commands remotely. The persons face will be priceless.

HardCoreHacker (author)kentjoe2008-05-26

I dont know anyone dumb enough to believe that

did it during my comp class great fun got the tgeacher good and hes a programer he knew it wasnt real but he could figure out what we were doing at first it was only voice to text which windows already has to begin with but the the computer went rogue insulting people and opening up programs on its own thats when it got funny


kentjoe (author)HardCoreHacker2008-05-27

Actually I got everyone that I tried it on completely freaked out. You just have to know who is not a computer person. Try it on a small kid or on an adult who never had much use for a computer.

HardCoreHacker (author)kentjoe2008-05-28

It might be more believable if you hadn't said "found/invented a voice activated artificial intelligence". Maybe, "I made/downloaded a voice activated computer app that listens and follows your orders/directions"

what program is that and is it free

We were talking about a prank.

DjProToJeeX (author)2008-04-08

meh thats not really a prank. and involves alotta back and forth work. and all they have to do is restart the pc. which is what they will do..... oh! the pc is being slower then ever, and is sucking again. *click* restart

DjProToJeeX (author)DjProToJeeX2008-04-08

oh i forgot to say i give it a c+ cause on a side not it does teach you how to use remote assistant. which is a great way to help someone with issues on something and makes it easier that typing for 2 hours.

weretater (author)DjProToJeeX2008-12-13

Why must you be such an inconsiderate jerk? You DO underestimate the stupidity of an average user. A lot of people don't even think to restart, they'd sooner call tech support. What a nightmare.

Audey (author)weretater2008-12-14

Who are you speaking to?

Audey (author)DjProToJeeX2008-04-08

You are underestimating the stupidity of the average user research the stuff rom the last step for more memorable pranking

duck-lemon (author)Audey2008-04-08

do you actually have a phobia of red circles. cos i know a person who has a phobia of bananas

YummyPancakes (author)duck-lemon2008-04-12

Funky Phobia!

DjProToJeeX (author)Audey2008-04-09

ya last step is the best cause its the only thing you can consider a prank..... a good ole rick roll.......

HardCoreHacker (author)2008-05-26

HA HA The video was removed because people thought it sucked. HA HA

Audey (author)HardCoreHacker2008-05-27

Well I guess that wrecks the purpuose of this instructable...
Here it is anyway:
♫ We're no strangers to lo-ve babe ♫
♫ You know the ru-les and so do I ♫
♫ Never Gonna give you up, Never gonna make you cry, never gonna run around and dessert you♫

Rick Roll'd

Audey (author)Audey2008-05-27

oh no! my Alt + 14 code got turned into atm<< instead of a musical note, damn formatting

DeriemD (author)2008-04-15

it's not nice to make fun of peoples fears i'm talking to: YummyPancakes and XI3 i think you should either stop posting insults or stop posting at all sincerely: Deriem

YummyPancakes (author)DeriemD2008-04-27

Sorry, I thought he was joking.
And god dammit, you put that comment up two freakin days before my birthday! I'd call that not nice.

Audey (author)DeriemD2008-04-16

Thank you, it's nice to know that there is at least some one out there who cares...

YummyPancakes (author)2008-04-10

JSYN, Your BO2K link is a trojan. I would warn you not to put malicious software on Instructables. Lol, my antivirus software just freaked me out! But still. Be careful.

Audey (author)YummyPancakes2008-04-12

I didn't link, maybe you have been injected with bad packets...

YummyPancakes (author)Audey2008-04-12

Oh yeah! I forgot I had google'd it. I'm sorry. Wait... did I just see a big, red circle? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!! IT'S THE APOCALYPSE! AAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!

XI3 (author)2008-04-10

if you do not like red circles you can use yellow squares. oh and there is a red circle standing behind you. LOOK OUT!!!!

lilpunk1302 (author)2008-04-08

No, Just no. An easier way would be to go on MSN, and get them to click "Request Assistance" And even then, it still possesses the problem of Remote assistance being a Wh**e and asking all these questions in popups to the prankee.

Audey (author)lilpunk13022008-04-08

you must have two msn accounts, and yes remote assistance sucks. Instructables has a very large audience and just telling people how to use a rootkit would be damaging to society. see the last step.

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