Booby Trap Windows XP

This is how to booby trap Windows XP so it logs off when you double click a shortcut.

Step 1: Step 1

Open notepad and paste the following 2 lines:
shutdown -l -f

Save it in My Documents as:

log off.bat

Go to My Documents, right click on it and and go to

Send to: Desktop(create shortcut)

Step 2: Step 2

Right click on the shortcut and go to properties

Change the icon by browsing to (C:) then Program Files then choose a program like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Word.

In the comment box type in:

Location: C:\Program Files\insert program name here*

Change the name of the shortcut to the program you chose or give it another name. If the program name already exists then type (2) after it



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    8 Discussions


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It works on any OS that uses batch scripting.

    (basically win98 and on if my memory serves me correctly)


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Can u log back in after the shortcut has done its work? by the way, what a great instructable