How to Make a Fake Virus.

Intro: How to Make a Fake Virus.

In this instructable I will teach you how to make a fake virus which looks like a virus but doesn't harm your computer. There is two kinds that you will learn to make, one restarts your computer and another shuts down your computer.

Step 1: Creating the Core of a Fake Virus.

This is the hard stage to the point if you mess up, you may may end up creating a real virus if you mess up on the target, so copy and paste what I tell you to.

Right click on your desk top and go to new. Create a short cut and type the following for restart: shutdown.exe -r -t 60

Or if you want to shutdown the computer type: shutdown -s -t 70

Then click next and leave the name as shutdown.

Step 2: Spicing Up the Core.

Right click on the fake virus core and go to properties, click on change icon then click ok. Pick your icon and have a name to go with the icon. Then once you have clicked on the icon click apply but don't close the window. If you look, there is a blank field called comments, if you hover over the icon, what is typed in this field will be shown.

Step 3: Trying It Out.

If you did it correctly and followed all the steps, the virus should work so try it out. If it works you should E-Mail it to all of your friends not saying it's a fake virus.

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    wmesmer

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Is it possible to create a virus that will act like a spreading Trojan and only effect certain files and or specific names?

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    Super_Nerd

    7 years ago on Introduction

    "if you mess up, you may may end up creating a real virus if you mess up on the target"
    How can you make a real virus by just making a shortcut unless you have a virus on your computer. The only thing that might scare someone is an error box saying it cant find the target.
    Just wanted to point that out. Other than that good instructable.

     Where'd you get the icon on the first page, the one for word because if they have them for all of the microsoft office icons I want to change them

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    wolley74

    8 years ago on Introduction

    These are fun lol, i just made my first today (using some of the commands in this instructable) i was wondering though if it was possible to make it play a .mp3 file when the joke started? my dad has a song that'd be perfect for this

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    knex_mepalmwolley74

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

     type in a text file:

    @echo off
    shutdown.exe -s -t 60
    start "song name"

    replace song name with the name of the song so... I use Boom boom pow I would type. Type it exactly as it shows and also it needs to be in the same folder as it. PM me for more.

    start "Boom Boom Pow.mp3"

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    wanttolearnstuff

    9 years ago on Step 3

    This is alright... but not the best. I can make better ones. I already knew this one. Keep trying though.

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    spcolsson

    9 years ago on Step 3

    cant send it it says its shutdown.exe if that ant a give a way i dont know what is you got a way to fix it?

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    holyscotsman

    9 years ago on Introduction

    to make it better, type shutdown -r -t 60 -c "A Virus has been detected. Computer privileges have been removed, sorry" By the way, if you push Windows key + R, then type shutdown -a in command prompt then it stops the prank from working that time.

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    Kaelessin

    10 years ago on Introduction

    why give a 60 or 70 second countdown? it'd be significantly more annoying if it worked immediately (and the user is much less likely to figure it out as quick)