Introduction: How to Make a Internet Explorer Prank! (video)

Here's a HOWTO for making a Internet Explorer prank. I only have a Screen recorder so Please watch my video, The code for the Shutdown thing to prank with is
Shutdown -s -f -t 30 -c "Please use the Shutdown Tool"

Shutdown Tool code
Shutdown -a

Enjoy! (sorry for delays in video)


Saturn V (author)2010-05-09

I love this!  I got 10 minutes with my friend's computer, and I did this with all his Icons!  I also used the famous frozen screen prank to make it so his taskbar seems not to work.  His reaction was hilarious!!  Unfortunately, my parents found out, so I had to change everything back.

theforbiden (author)2008-01-16

should i download something

TheCheese9921 (author)2007-03-24

who uses IE anymore??

Yeah I know, but still it's a good prank! :)

Hi thx for making and posting this instructional vid um i have a question..ok I make the shortcut disguise as a internet explorer and everytime ppl clik on it it has a shut down countdown, but what did you make the shutdown tool for? < is it to counter the internet explorer shutdown shortcut? like when you clik on the shutdown tool it erases the internet explorer shutdown prank so everything will be normal again? thx!

All it does is stops the shutdown... it does not delete it... oh and this is harmless

AdeptNoob (author)TheCheese99212007-06-16

People like my mom :( Haha. I still have to help her open email messages.

Yerboogieman (author)2007-04-01

i use Mozilla Firefox i like it more....

adamthiede (author)Yerboogieman2007-09-16

you could change the name and icon picture to firefox. It will still work.


coolz (author)adamthiede2008-04-30

When I tried, only system icons showed up

adamthiede (author)coolz2008-04-30

click browse and go to program files and clikc on firefox.exe. It should give you the icons :)

Darkshot (author)Yerboogieman2007-11-15


stranoster (author)Yerboogieman2007-04-26

I agree

Yerboogieman (author)stranoster2007-06-28

thank you

adamthiede (author)2008-02-19

rate it a plus one everyone! it's a great instructable!

adamthiede (author)2007-10-05

I made a few of these! you can change the time limit and the message! So far I've made: My computer My Documents My Pictures

adamthiede (author)2007-07-18

u r a slow typer...

I can type faster now.. heck I can even type without looking at the keyboard!!!

good for u. I learned how to type when I was in 4th grade at school. typing is a good skill to have. u could post an instructable on that!!!

adamthiede (author)adamthiede2007-07-19

wait how do you get screen recorder?


Xsk8tergirlX (author)2007-09-02

haha this cracks me up jusss listen to the background song thing!:)

hey thanx 4thee comment

YW :)

lookatmygrlyfont (author)2007-04-07

Lol @ the song in that vid

it was not a song. all he was saying is "Developers" over and over again!

adamthiede (author)2007-07-20

I did it and it worked! Its so fun, but my only windows computer is not hooked up to the internet. The prank won't work, but I could do it at school.

Danny (author)2007-05-02

dude this is awsome

tuxn8r (author)2007-03-29

I find it much more amusing (if they listen to a lot of music) to take their current background and make it a web page. Then embed a hidden sound file that loops forever and set the web page as their background..... It is instant, but not harmful :)

iPodTouchMaster08 (author)tuxn8r2007-03-29

LOL, Good idea. (only if to know howto embed a song in a HTML page with their desktop background)

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