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!!GREAT COMPUTER PRANKS !! computer commands using notepad and command prompt

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In this Instructable i will show you how to make a few pranks on peoples computer using simple commands on notepad and cmd prompt.

I MADE THIS INSTRUCTABLE TO ENTER THE APRIL FOOLS SPEED CONTEST SO PLEASE VOTE BY HITTING THE VOTE BUTTON AT THE TOP
 
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Step 1: Fake warning message

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Ok first we will start with the easy one, the fake warning message.
This is how to do it:
1.Open note pad
2.Type this in
@echo off
msg * Warning your computer has detected a virus.
msg * To remove the virus click OK or close this box
msg * Your Hard drives are now being formatted
msg * Please wait ...........
msg * APRIL FOOLS

3.Save the file as April-fools.BAT
4.Right click on the file and press hidden
5.Go to folder options and click show hidden files
6.Cut the file and place it in the victims Start up folder in the start menu
7.Go back to folder options and click do not show hidden files.

Now what each of the lines you typed in done:
@echo off << this runs the commands in the background so the victim will not see any codes
msg * <<this commands the computer to show a message
msg * hahahah <<this is what the message will display

The results
when the victim starts up there computer the first message will appear, when they click OK the next one will appear and make the victim think there hard drive is being formatted until they get the last message saying APRIL FOOLS.

Now your code should look like the image below:

Step 2: Fake icon

Now i am going to tell you how to make fake icons that will shutdown/ log off / restart the victims computer.

When you make this use a 60 or more second time limit so the user has time to save all open work as if you do not it may make them angry and not so much a prank but with a time limit they have nothing to lose and will find it funny after.

There is two ways to do this but the way i am going to show you is easiest:
How to do it:
1.Right click on the desktop in a blank space.
2.Select new.
3.Click where it says create shortcut
4.Where it tells you to type a location type in one of the codes below:

If you want there computer to shutdown type this in:

shutdown -s -f -t 60 -c "type a message you want to appear here"

If you want it to log them off type this:

shutdown -l -f -t 60 -c "type a message you want to appear here"

If you want it to restart there computer type this:

shutdown -r -f -t 60 -c "type a message you want to appear here"

5.Click OK and name it My Computer.

6.Right click on the file you just made and click properties and look for where it says change icon.

7.find the icon that is the same as the "my computer" icon

8.change the icon and wait for the victim to open my computer, then it will shutdown / log off / restart.

9.HINT: If you set the time limit to 0000 it will shutdown instantly, so they may think it was some els wrong with the computer and try again .......



What each part of the code does:
shutdown << this is a program that has three basic commands shutdown , log off , restart.
-s << this will shutdown the computer
-r << this will restart the computer
-l << this will log off the computer
-f << this forces all programs running to shutdown
-t << this is the time limit until shutdown (the time is in seconds so if -t 60 means 60 seconds )

P.S if you want to try this on your computer and the shutdown timer starts, to stop it in run type shutdown -a

Step 3: A simple older prank

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Ok this only works on people that are not very smart with computers.

This will make them think their computer has froze and (if they are not smart with computers) they will freak out.
1.Close all open programs
2.Make sure you can see everything in the desktop
3.press print screen
4.Open MS paint and right click and press paste
5.save the file in some where you can easily find it
6.Go back to the desktop and right click, select arrange icons and click hide icons
7.Right click on the start bar and click properties and click Auto-hide
8.Goto the desktop and right click, select properties and click the desktop tab
9.Click load background and find the file you saved.

RESULTS
Now the computer should look normal but you cannot click any icons or the start bar as they are just an image. To do this sneak onto a friends / school computer and it only takes 2 minutes!

Step 4: Fork Bomb (BATCH)

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This prank will make a command run over and over until the computer cannot handle any more programs and the computer will freeze or shutdown.
!!!!THIS IS HARMLESS AND WILL DO NO DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER!!!!!

To make this open note pad and type:

@echo off
:START
start a.bat
GOTO START

The code above must be saved as a.bat and when the other person opens it nothing will appear but in the background it will keep opening its self until the computer freezes or shuts down.

Step 5: Fake virus detected(HARMLESS)

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Ok this will make the victim think they have got a virus when they click on an icon such as my computer.
First we have to open notepad again
1.type this in or copy.
@echo off
echo WARNING VIRUS DETECTED
echo System check
echo -
echo Hard drive - FAILED
echo -
echo RAM - FAILED
echo -
echo Disk Drive - FAILED
echo -
echo Connection - FAILED
echo -
echo code 754*sd56625
echo -
echo Hard drive must be formatted to resume windows
echo -
PAUSE
echo -
echo -WARNING
echo -
echo Hard drive has been formatted
echo -
echo -WARNING
echo -
PAUSE
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
echo APRIL FOOLS
pause

2.Save as a.bat
3.convert the a.bat to an exe file which lets you name it and change the icon.
4.to convert it you will need to goto www.f2ko.de and download bat_to_exe
5. put it on some ones computer and watch them freak out

RESULTS
Look at the screen shot below and this is what the person will see. where it says pause you have to press a key to see the writing below it.

P.S WHEN YOU ARE CONVERTING THE BAT FILE TO EXE USE ONLY THE TOP 4 BOXES IN THE CONVERTER
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eacochran10 months ago

When i click on the 'finished' shortcut, it logs off instantly even though i put a 60 second timer on it. i typed:

shutdown -l -f -t 60 -c "message" (I did include the quotes if im not supposed to, then that's probably my issue)

help? :P

That looks correct to me, but try doing shutdown -l -t 60 -f -c "message"

I don't think that will fix the problem, but you should try.

Try shutdown -s -t 60 -c "what ever" don't use "" lol what it does is shutdown -s tells it to shutdown -t 60 tells it to shutdown in 60 secs and -c tells it to say your message let me know if this helps
DougB926 days ago

@echo off

title that one night !=!V0.1!=!

goto Main

:creds

echo -------------------------------------credits------------------------------------

echo ----------------------------story line by DB aka lapus-----------------------

echo --------------------coded by DB aka lapus--------------------

echo ---------thank you for your support ;)--------

echo menu?

set /p menu?=

if %menu?%==menu goto Main

if %menu?%==menu cls

pause

:help

echo -------------welcome to the help menu-------

echo to play the game all you have to do is

echo survive, if the game goes to the menu

echo (do to lack of codeing issues)

echo that means you lost ! oh no

echo so make sure you dont lose ok,

echo also we have a command respone

echo promblem so keep typeing the command

echo to do it please and thank you for

echo staying with us throught futrue updatas.

echo menu?

set /p menu?=

if %menu?%==menu cls

if %menu?%==menu goto Main

:Main

echo ---------welcome to the main menu-------------

echo play? exit?

echo credits? need help? please vist help first !

set /p help?=

if %help?%==help goto help

set /p credits?=

if %credits?%==credits goto creds

set /p play?=

if %play?%==play goto Game

set /p exit?=

if %exit?%==exit exit

:Game

echo ok, so you wake up in a forest and crickets are out and wolfs are about what do you do?

echo A. grab a rock and kill your self, B. look for a house,

echo C. find the crickets and eat them D. try and build a house out of logs

echo *HINT* there is only 2 that are good.

set /p A=

set /p B=

set /p C=

set /p D=

set /p menu=

if %menu%==menu goto Main

if %A%==A goto main

if %B%==B echo you find some bricks and tape but no house?

if %C%==C echo you find the crickets and eat them and then feel a little better and have more enrgey

if %D%==D goto main

pause

I MADE A GAME BRUH ! =_=

When I download BAT to EXE from F2KO, Antivirus detected the file as virus.

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petersvp3 months ago
hey i have 1 virus,,,trick,,,,,which is harm but funny......


Set wshShell = wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
do
wscript.sleep 100
wshshell.sendkeys "Your computer is hacked by dipen."
loop


just write anything u want to display,,,,ok,,,,then save this progarm in the notepad and save as anything.vbs.......and enjoy..........

and plz be visit at my ewb-site,,,,,http://dipen8hacker.webs.com/

damn.. this sh!t is cool..... XD thanks man

crankizu5 months ago

definitey good way to start March 1..... lol thanks

floodygamerY5 months ago

BBC LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

floodygamerY5 months ago

youtube.com/trippyglicherHD

trollmad35 months ago

AWESOME

THEBIGZO38 months ago

take this .bat prank name it some kind of game i named it call of duty black ops 2 and people fell for it

@echo off

title Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 - PC

:troll

start

start chrome.exe

start

Msg * done got trolled have fun with your Black Ops #still better than COD

goto troll

lol im going to do this to my friend.... He loves COD

i made one
@echo off
:a
start cmd.exe
start mspaint.exe
goto a


made my system BSOD
core 2 duo E8500 3.12ghz
8gb ram

I dont need the program to make my system BSOD.I just need to hold Ctrl and double press Scroll Lock

MikeT3 MikeT36 months ago

Nevermind I looked it up my sister pranked me she added a registry which crashes ur system upon holding ctrl and pressing scroll lock twice. She placed my mouse on the control button and when i wanted to press scroll lock it didnt work so i pressed it again and BAM! BSOD.

i have one
step1: open note pad

step2: paste this in:

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start

colour 2

start fun

step 3: save the file as (fun.bat)

step 4: ENJOY

bunhab.dang9 months ago

i not understand with this step .. <Cut the file and place it in the victims Start up folder in the start menu> can you show me with picture.... and how can i look other pc ...

bunhab.dang made it!9 months ago

i not understand with this step .. <Cut the file and place it in the victims Start up folder in the start menu> can you show me with picture.... and how can i look other pc ...

Cyberdalek9 months ago

This is awesome! a quick question though, can you make this for more updated windows computers, like 8.1?

li7896 years ago
somehow it could not read my batch file
MH9 li78910 months ago

Did you change the .txt to "all files" @ the bottom? If not, do that, then it'll work

Jimmy 12 years ago
I only have the option of saving the code in Notepad as a txt file!

Just name it ending with ".bat" (w/out the quotes) and it'll be OK :)

MH9 smladenoff10 months ago

Change the .txt to "all files" @ the bottom

set the name as anything.bat the name has to end with .bat
MH910 months ago

To Jimmy 1:
you must change the .Txt file @ the bottom to "All Files". then it will be able to change to a .bat file

papu4371 year ago

Hah! I wonder if it'd work on my sister's computer...

Hah! I wonder if it'd work on my sister's computer...

Ha! I would do this with my sister's net books, but they can't change their background picture.

Ha! I would do this with my sister's net books, but they can't change their background picture.

lilmak1 year ago

THANKS!!!

ydoll11 year ago

HAHAHAHA SIMPLY GENIUS... I defenitly use this, THANKS!!!

RedstoneYY1 year ago

How do I paste it into the Start Menu?

samgooman2 years ago
You dont have to start the PC all you need to do is press Ctrl+Alt+Delt start task manager and end program simple worked for me!!
It replicates itself if you delete on it starts again.
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