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Want to prank your friends and shutdown their computer? Look here to see how. NOTE:it just shuts down it doesn't kill memory, programs, ETC. this is my second instructable!!!
any tips for me? please comment. thanks!
 
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Step 2: Type Location of the Program

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Ok, now you must type the location of the program. there should be a blank new icon and another window shall open. in the text box within the window type...

shutdown (space) -s (space) -t (space) (seconds you want to give the person before their computer starts to shutdown) (space) -c (space) (start quotation mark) (message you want to give them when the countdown sequence is running) (end quotation marks)

after that press the next button.

Step 3: Name the Program

Now it should ask you to name the icon. the name will show up to whoever you send it to and it will also be seen on your desktop. if this is for a prank that you will send to someone else then i suggest you name it like a game or a real program. NOTE:you will need to be able to find the picture of the game/program you say later. so if you put Frogger (classic game) you will need to enter the CD and apply it as the picture for the shortcut

Step 4: Changing the Shortcut Icon

Now, you must change the icon of the shortcut. right click on the icon and select properties.

Now click change properties. it is on the lower half of the screen. sorry about the pic being sideways. it just made it a bit clearer

then another window will open (pic is sideways again). click browse and look in your CD drive. there should be your game/program icon. click it and press ok. after you click ok it will return back to the last window. click ok on that one as well.

why did you use the shortcut?I had tried but my friend does escape the trap.

Unncalled8 months ago
doesent work for me
Unncalled8 months ago
nice trick
GrimReaperkill12 months ago
if you have windows and that didnt work just go to search for shutdown in your system 32 file copy and paste yourself a shortcut it wont say anything but everytime someone clicks it your comp will shutdown lol
GrimReaperkill12 months ago
shutdown -s -t 30 shutdown -c "you have been hacked!" this is actually how it should look when you put it in the shortcut and the 30 can be any amount of seconds you want and where it says you have been hacked you can write any thing you want in the quotes for a abort shutdown short cut just type. shutdown -a And then next and the short cut is made i suggest changing icon to somthing else example your internet explorer and i would change the name to your internet explorers name and nobody can mess around on your computer if you forget to shut it down lol teach them or if you do it for a work program for a nice boss who would allow it lol
imayet2 years ago
does not work
Ds HaKa5 years ago
i made it look like the real internet explorer icon and hid the actual real one!
kneecaps (author)  Ds HaKa5 years ago
thats nice. show a pic? lol
a little delayed but all I did was make a fake one, rename it to "Internet Explorer", and put it where the actual IE icon used to be. I don't think a pic would help much...
MertDemir2 years ago
İt is vrey simple then. İt is already on your computer in system 32. And it is an app like .exe
You can search by start button.
078554 years ago
If u type 'shutdown -a' in cmd it will close
tried 078552 years ago
how u dose send it to a friend
07855 tried2 years ago
mail, skype... etc.
kree1 078552 years ago
can you explain it a bit how to send it?
07855 kree12 years ago
Use wetransfer.com and rename your file to something like homework, there you go :)
fabsy3332 years ago
If you are running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, instead of the timer, it says what time you've done AND it says the message. For example for the Windows 7\Windows Vista people, it says: 20 seconds till shutdown. %message%. There is NO timer. It just says how much time you've puttin.
how does it works.????
spiderfurby3 years ago
Windows Vista :-( this is a good trick but it falls over if you try to send it via email. When you attach the the shortcut to your email for some dumb and stupid reason the email client also attaches the executable. Grrr. Of course this in turn is detectable via virus checker. The element of surprise is muted when you send attachments that are compressed.
By common sense the shortcut should be the only file that is sent. Try to send a shortcut to a directory of photo's and that is all you get a shortcut and no photo's as you would expect. But point the shortcut to an executable or batch file and the rotten  shortcut once attached wants to send the file as well - go figure. When it come to compression unless it is a self uncompressed file (usually with an executable extension)  the element of surprise is lost.
As I found out not everyone is a rocket scientists. The mood of the joke is destroyed when you get a telephone call asking how to unzip a file. Or how to rename a file.
With that in mind has anyone found a work around that will allow a shortcut to be sent with out having the executable being attached.
knex_mepalm3 years ago
 You harmed me, some guy set this to run and I lost my 4000 word essay which was due tomorrow, good thing I saved at 1500 words. GEEZ, I blame you. Now I can sue you since you have no disclamer. See you in Court.
Perkie6 years ago
when the virus file is on your desktop right click and and choose send to compressed file, make sure you name the main file like(RedSox ALCS Pics) and after it is compressed do the same name.....Have fun
kneecaps (author)  Perkie6 years ago
what does this do? allow it to send easier? or make it open when the file is unziped?
no its a baseball team... supposed to make it so RedSox fans will open it
HAHAHAHHAH
hq6 years ago
how do you send a virus in a email? i have gmail and it wont let me!
badboy2k9 hq4 years ago

SAME HERE

kneecaps (author)  hq6 years ago
did u put it on as an attachment? i dont have gmail so i dont know
badboy2k94 years ago
you cant even  send it man,please give me more info
Benwolfe914 years ago
That ways alright but i have one a thousand times better. open your notepad and copy and paste the following @echo off color 0f REM: This and the following commands won't be shown on the console. REM: Now the console's color is green text on black screen. Scary! echo Deleting Critical System Files... REM: Everything that starts with "echo" is printed at the screen. REM: It is _not_ really done! echo del *.* ping -n 4 127.0.0.1>nul REM: Unfortunately there is no command to stop the programm for a few seconds. REM: But this would be cool, because the user needs time to read the output and REM: it must look like the computer is working on the things we "echo"'d above. REM: So what the above command does is: Sending four "pings" at itself. REM: Each ping lasts one second. So it's the best way to wait for four seconds. REM: The output of ping is redirected to nowhere (>nul) so it isn't shown anywhere echo Deletion Successful ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul REM: You can set the number of pings by changing the number behind the "-n" echo: REM: "Echo:" makes an empty line. (Like a break) echo: echo Deleting Root Partition... ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo del %SYSTEMROOT% ping -n 4 127.0.0.1>nul echo Deletion Successful ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo: echo: echo WARNING: Trojan File download Started echo cd C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ ping -n 1 127.0.0.1>nul echo mkdir h4x ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul echo Trojan virus "juggarnaut" download complete echo: echo: echo Windows Vista ROM: /deleted ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul echo start hax.exe ping -n 3 127.0.0.1>nul echo SYNtax ERROR: all files corrupt echo: echo: ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo Disabling Windows Firewall... ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo Total system MALfunction ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo Allowing virus to boot from startup... ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul echo: echo: echo Deleting C: Hard drive/ documens / castlerp ping -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul shutdown -s -t 10 -c "FATAL ERROR: system malfunction in process." STOP: Dont copy this after you copy this in your notepad save it as fakevirus.bat dont forget the .bat, it turns it into a batch file. after this open your notepad again, click file, and the open, remember to open (all files) and find the fake virus you made, it will have a picture of gears on it, right click it and send it to your desktop. Once it is on your desktop right click it and click properties, then in the (combatibility) tab, check (run in 256 colors) and check (run in 640x480). this will give it the effect that your desktop is messing up, eventhough this is harmless. your computer will log off and shutdown like the one your explaining, but mine will give messages that a virus is deleting their whole harddrive. you can then change its icon and trick your friends even better. hope you like it!
iKIA4 years ago
it works. a friend did it in our computer class
Khazza4 years ago
Does this really work?? Or is this a scam for our PC's
Radobot4 years ago
Does anybody know how it works?
If no, then I have a account:
So, in every windows is a program that can shutdown, reboot computer or log you off.
To shotdown (or reboot...) computer windows is using this program.
And with that shortcut you are telling that program to shutdown.
P.S. If you use instead -s (like shutdown) -r computer will reboot (or -l to log you off).
Radobot Radobot4 years ago
That program is in: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe
li7894 years ago
I put the fake virus in an sd card. it still works
puffyfluff5 years ago
Do you know about Print Screen? It takes a picture of your screen, and you don't need a camera. Just press print screen on your keyboard. The go into a program like Word or Publisher. Then paste.
kneecaps (author)  puffyfluff5 years ago
yeah i was lazy
It would of been easier to use prt scrn button
Oh. I see.

Not really...
ughhh! it works on my computer but i cant find the cd- drive so i dont know how to send it to other people. someone please help me with this....
jrgcool357 years ago
DO NOT DO THIS!!! or do it at your own risk. I really messed up my friends computer with this. Dont try to sedn this to people or that same thing will happen -.-
kneecaps (author)  jrgcool357 years ago
what? its just a shutdown shortcut. it doesn't spread, delete memory, or screw you computer in anyways (other than turning it off if thats what you call screwing). if it did delete memory its because his computer was on the verge of crashing.
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