Introduction: Fun 'Virus' Prank

About: β€œLet the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla
In this 'ible I am going to show you how to make a fake virus (shutdown shortcut) and make it very realistic!
This has worked on many of my friends which has created many laughs.

Step 1:

The only tool you need for this ible is a Memory stick, and a computer. :)


the memory stick is intirelly optional bu you can put the fake virus file on it then go to a friends house and load it on their pc while they arent looking. it takes less than a minute!

Step 2: Step 1 Creating

 This step you are going to create the 'virus' :)


First your going to........
Right click the main screen>then click new> and press shortcut.



Step 3: Step 2 Still Creating!

 Now your going to type: shutdown -s -t 60 -c "Type your message here"

60  is 1 minute until it shuts down but you can change the time to any number you want.

"Type your message here"  just like what it says. I put : "WARNING YOUR COMPUTER HAS ENCOUNTERED A FATAL ERROR. SHUTING DOWN IN ONE MINUTE......."
Note: LEAVE THE QUOTATION MARKS THERE OR IT WONT WORK!

After puting in your message Input the name of the 'virus'  I put ' RAM.

Step 4: Step 4 Changing the Icon

 Now right click the file you made and then click "properties" >then "change icon" and click the little microchip as the picture or what ever you want it to be.

Step 5: Finished!

 Yay you made  a fake virus to freak out your friends or even family members!

Step 6: OR......

 if you want.....you can make it look like someones folder or file that you know they use alot!
heres how.......follow the pics.

Step 7: Finished

 YOU DID IT!!!
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