Introduction: Pc Shut-Off Trap

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Imagine you Are Just Working On Your Computer And When You Click On Your Internet Browser To Roam The Web.

Then Suddenly All Your Folders, Programs, And Applications Start Closing And The Computer Shut Off.

You Sir Have Been Pranked, Enjoy

(An Easy Pc Shutdown Trap You Can Set As And Icon Of The Most Used Icon(s))

*Please Use This Trap Prank In Care. Don't Use On Valuble or Important Computer(s) Or Files*

Step 1: Making the Short Cut

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The First This you Do Is Right Click Your/Their Desktop.

Scroll Down To New Then To Shortcut And Click.

You Should Have a Window Named "Create Shortcut" Open

Step 2: Entering the Code

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Type In The Box "Shutdown -5 -T -0"

Shutdown -5 Is the code to locate the Windows shutdown sequence.

The -T is time and the -0 Means 0 Seconds to wait before Activating The Process.

*Hint* You Can Set It To Go Off At Any Time

Then Click Next-

Then Finish, Don't Worry You Can Change The Name Later

Step 3: Starting the Disguise

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Then Click On The Shortcut That Is located On Your Desktop-

Scroll Down and Click On Properties

Then Click On Change Icon

Step 4: Making the Disguise

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In The Window That Pops Up-

Click on The New Icon You Want To Set The Trap As, Then Click On ok

On The Properties Window Click On General Located on The Top Right Area-

Rename The Trap To The Desired Diguise

2 Files With The Same Name Cannot Exist On The Desktop-
So Get The Original Program's Shortcut and move it to another folder ot delete it @_@

Then After Naming your Trap Click Apply Then ok-

Put The Trap In The Place Of The Original File And Walk Away :3

Step 5: Making a Custom Icon

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If You Want To make Your Own icon Or If You Cant Find The Original
Icon Of The File U Want To Set The Trap As.

Its Easy @_@

On Your Keyboard Tap "Print Screen"

Then open Window's Paint-

Then Go To Edit Then paste

Cut Out The Icon From The Picture And Paste in a New Window

Then Using The Brush Set the color to white and erase all unnesasary excess.

Then Make The Size x32 by x32 And Save As .ico

Then To Get It Just Click On Browse On the Icon Chooseing Windown and locate your icon.


Alex Mercer (author)2012-04-14

Just go to That's a good one I have created.

Madrias357 (author)2009-06-19

Bonus points for using Photoshop.

ozzyman15 (author)2008-04-12

you could us the code that deletes therir harddrive too that would be more funny

Redgerr (author)ozzyman152008-07-17

no that would be cruel lol... i doubt you have ever started from scratch but it takes ages!

Madrias357 (author)Redgerr2009-06-19

Not just ages. My last reset was 3 years ago and I'm still putting things right.

amakerguy (author)2009-02-23

I put this on the library computer. But I will not know when somebody clicks it. And Internet is disabled on the children's PC and I disguised it as Internet explorer and maybe the staff checked it out or a kid thought it was a new game.

mettaurlover (author)2009-02-17

this wouldn't work on me because i use quicklaunch or the start menu to open it; it wouldn't work at all on mac comps.

Human Being (author)2009-01-09


Derin (author)2008-05-14

i wrote do not press nobody pressed it

Redgerr (author)Derin2008-07-16

lol thats what happens when you wright "do not press"

Noodle93 (author)2008-04-04

This has been done about 10 times already. Also, you capitalise the first letter of the first word of a sentence or a Pronoun. ;) +1 for going a bit further than other i'Bles.

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