Fake Virus!!!




Want to prank your friends and shutdown their computer? Look here to see how. NOTE:it just shuts down it doesn't kill memory, programs, ETC. this is my second instructable!!!
any tips for me? please comment. thanks!


Step 1: Start

Ok if you want to be as diabolical and evil as me, here is what you do. First, right click on your desktop and click new shortcut

Step 2: Type Location of the Program

Ok, now you must type the location of the program. there should be a blank new icon and another window shall open. in the text box within the window type...

shutdown (space) -s (space) -t (space) (seconds you want to give the person before their computer starts to shutdown) (space) -c (space) (start quotation mark) (message you want to give them when the countdown sequence is running) (end quotation marks)

after that press the next button.

Step 3: Name the Program

Now it should ask you to name the icon. the name will show up to whoever you send it to and it will also be seen on your desktop. if this is for a prank that you will send to someone else then i suggest you name it like a game or a real program. NOTE:you will need to be able to find the picture of the game/program you say later. so if you put Frogger (classic game) you will need to enter the CD and apply it as the picture for the shortcut

Step 4: Changing the Shortcut Icon

Now, you must change the icon of the shortcut. right click on the icon and select properties.

Now click change properties. it is on the lower half of the screen. sorry about the pic being sideways. it just made it a bit clearer

then another window will open (pic is sideways again). click browse and look in your CD drive. there should be your game/program icon. click it and press ok. after you click ok it will return back to the last window. click ok on that one as well.

Step 5: Voila!!!

Now your "Fake Virus" is done. all you have to do it send it to people through an instant messaging service, e-mail, ETC, and laugh hysterically. if you send it through an instant messaging service always watch them log off a few seconds later. its always hysterical.

*make the game/program sound convincing to the victim
*don't send it to people that would sue you
*send it to a friend or at least someone you know (much easier)

okay. i have gotten reports that in some methods of sending, the file name will say "shutdown.exe", thus giving it away. ive gotten some test results that compressing the file, then renameing it again, will allow it to say the name after you compressed it. remember to rename the shortcut as well beforehand because when they uncompress it they will still see the previous name.

any tips for me? please comment. thanks!

'''''want to know how to abort the shutdown program if you start the countdown? send an e-mail asking how to [http://tomatoes_r_veggies@yahoo.com] thats my e-mail address. if i posted the abort everyone will know and this wouldn't work on more people. plus, what would be the fun if i didnt trouble all of you to have to email me? heheheh'''''



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    2 years ago

    To make disguise it more, right click the SHORTCUT and change the icon.


    6 years ago on Step 2

    if you have windows and that didnt work just go to search for shutdown in your system 32 file copy and paste yourself a shortcut it wont say anything but everytime someone clicks it your comp will shutdown lol


    6 years ago on Step 2

    shutdown -s -t 30 shutdown -c "you have been hacked!" this is actually how it should look when you put it in the shortcut and the 30 can be any amount of seconds you want and where it says you have been hacked you can write any thing you want in the quotes for a abort shutdown short cut just type. shutdown -a And then next and the short cut is made i suggest changing icon to somthing else example your internet explorer and i would change the name to your internet explorers name and nobody can mess around on your computer if you forget to shut it down lol teach them or if you do it for a work program for a nice boss who would allow it lol

    Ds HaKakneecaps

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    a little delayed but all I did was make a fake one, rename it to "Internet Explorer", and put it where the actual IE icon used to be. I don't think a pic would help much...


    7 years ago on Step 3

    İt is vrey simple then. İt is already on your computer in system 32. And it is an app like .exe
    You can search by start button.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Use wetransfer.com and rename your file to something like homework, there you go :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    If you are running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, instead of the timer, it says what time you've done AND it says the message. For example for the Windows 7\Windows Vista people, it says: 20 seconds till shutdown. %message%. There is NO timer. It just says how much time you've puttin.


    8 years ago on Step 5

    Windows Vista :-( this is a good trick but it falls over if you try to send it via email. When you attach the the shortcut to your email for some dumb and stupid reason the email client also attaches the executable. Grrr. Of course this in turn is detectable via virus checker. The element of surprise is muted when you send attachments that are compressed.
    By common sense the shortcut should be the only file that is sent. Try to send a shortcut to a directory of photo's and that is all you get a shortcut and no photo's as you would expect. But point the shortcut to an executable or batch file and the rotten  shortcut once attached wants to send the file as well - go figure. When it come to compression unless it is a self uncompressed file (usually with an executable extension)  the element of surprise is lost.
    As I found out not everyone is a rocket scientists. The mood of the joke is destroyed when you get a telephone call asking how to unzip a file. Or how to rename a file.
    With that in mind has anyone found a work around that will allow a shortcut to be sent with out having the executable being attached.


    9 years ago on Introduction

     You harmed me, some guy set this to run and I lost my 4000 word essay which was due tomorrow, good thing I saved at 1500 words. GEEZ, I blame you. Now I can sue you since you have no disclamer. See you in Court.