Computer Shutdown Prank (Windows)

This will shut down a person's computer when they click on the icon that you set up. This icon will be a new icon that the victim can't resist clicking on.

When they click on the icon, the computer will shutdown with a comment, with a comment, or without them knowing. They will be stunned when their computer all of a sudden shuts down! This prank is great for:

-Schools
-Home
-Libraries
-Offices
-Public Buildings

Please vote if you like it! =D

Step 1: First Method (Instant Shut Down)

The First Method is an instant shut down. First, right click on an open space on your desktop and select: New > Shortcut. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following code:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00

After that, click "Next" and then type something that will attract someone's eye such as "Million Dollar File" and click "Finish". Now right click on the new shortcut and select "Properties". Click on "Change Icon", click "Ok" if a message box pops up, and then select an icon that will attract someone's eye and click "Ok". Your trap is now set! Just wait for someone to click on it!

Step 2: Method Two (Message)

Method Two will show you how to make a message show up for a specific amount of time and then shut down the computer when you click on the icon. First, right click on an open space on your desktop and select: New > Shortcut. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following code:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 100 -c "Your Message Here"

(You can change 100 to any number of seconds you like) (Type your message where it says "Your Message Here" and include the quotation marks)

After that, click "Next" and then type something that will attract someone's eye such as "Million Dollar File" and click "Finish". Now right click on the new shortcut and select "Properties". Click on "Change Icon", click "Ok" if a message box pops up, and then select an icon that will attract someone's eye and click "Ok". Your trap is now set! Just wait for someone to click on it!

Step 3: Method Three (Timer, No Message)

Method Three will show you how to make the computer shutdown after a certain amount of time with no message. First, right click on an open space on your desktop and select: New > Shortcut. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following code:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 100

(You can change 100 to any number of seconds you like)

After that, click "Next" and then type something that will attract someone's eye such as "Million Dollar File" and click "Finish". Now right click on the new shortcut and select "Properties". Click on "Change Icon", click "Ok" if a message box pops up, and then select an icon that will attract someone's eye and click "Ok". Your trap is now set! Just wait for someone to click on it!

Step 4: Wait for Someone to Take the Bait!

Have fun with this! Thank you for reading my Instructable. Please vote if you like it! _

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    NikVout

    1 year ago

    hey i want to know if this shutdown your computer for a long time or so cuz i tried it on my friend and he never got online on skype!

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    Grinno

    4 years ago on Introduction

    hey I've been wondering could you make a virus that replaces an application with this shortcut and make it look authentic

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    Mr Puffy CloudGrinno

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Grinno,

    Just use the internet explorer name and icon and remove the real one from the desktop.(you can still find it in the start menu.)

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    can u stick this on a usb then copy and paste to other computers? unsure if it works with shortcuts.

    but this is cool, in a p**s irritating way =D

    ta muchly

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    manndude1

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i have a question how bad would it be if i tied this shutdown script to the startup prompt? just wonderin if it could be curable if anyone ever did that.

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    iman4manndude1

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    IT WOULD NEVER BE CURED WITHOUT PAYING $MILLIONS!!! O DO NOT RECOMMENDED YOU DO THAT!!!!!!! You've been warned.

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    YERFDUDE

    9 years ago on Step 2

    what they heck is wrong with it. the command prompt popped up and popped off. i couldn't even read it!

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    iman4YERFDUDE

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    It may do that. It's just loading. Don't worry about it. It's fine.

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    iman4

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Name it minecraft and use the minecraft icon as the icon. If you do that on a friend's computer that has minecraft...

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    derpy sheep

    5 years ago on Introduction

    my friends computer is ruined all files are gone does anyone know how to fix it

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    zilexb

    5 years ago on Introduction

    how do i change it to normal, because it just ruined my mom's computer and there is no files, no anything!!!!!

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    BlackHoleMan

    8 years ago on Introduction

     Cool! I use it for my brother as a sleep lamp, 'cause he doesn't like sleeping in the dark, so I use his computer! I set it to shutdown in 20 minutes (1200 seconds), and by that time he's asleep and the computer is safely turned off.

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    manndude1Jak1fan

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    yea it just pops up the command prompt but then it goes away... no message