Hot Computer Pranks How-Tos

How To: Create a virus to loop shutdown

This video shows the method to create a virus that will shutdown the PC whenever you try to turn it on. This should be done on your own responsibility. The first step involves opening the notepad. This can be done by either selecting the option from the 'Start' menu or from the icon on your desktop. In the following step, type 'cd C:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\programs\startup\

How To: SMS or text bomb someone you dislike

Looking to annoy the heck out of someone you dislike? Why not spam their phone a hundred times with a "text bomb" or "SMS bomb"? In this video, learn how to send an SMS bomb by downloading this link. You will need Microsoft's .NET Framework in order to run this program, which you can get at:

How To: Make people naked with Photoshop

Make people naked using Photoshop. Find out how to make clothes see-through by watching this video tutorial!! No need to rely on an atrophied imagination to undress anybody, the magic of Photoshop can make your most perverted dreams come true. Undress Brad Pitt and Christina Aguilera in more places than just your mind! Watch this video and learn how to apply that xray effect in Photoshop.

How To: Prank a Coworker or Friend by Flipping Their Computer Screen Upside-Down

The perfect way to avoid boredom at work or in the classroom is with a good old-fashioned prank, and this one is for tech-minded. In the video below, you'll see how to change your coworker's (or classmate's) computer screen to be display upside-down, which will totally freak them out when they return from lunch or the restroom. The best part is watching them try to revert it back to normal!

How To: Perfectly Rickroll a friend or co-worker

Bored at the office? Try out the practical joke in this how-to video. Rick Roll your friends and co-workers. The more you do it, the funnier it gets. You can disguise the link by typing in any random url into the e-mail, right clicking and clicking 'edit hyperlink' then paste the url to the video in the box there and click 'OK.' Check out the video computer pranks tutorial and learn how to Rick Roll. Perfectly Rickroll a friend or co-worker.

How To: Pull three fun computer pranks on n00bs, PC or Mac

The personal computer is a strange and powerful entity, capable of bringing great joy. Just as often, you probably want to chuck the damn thing at the wall because it doesn't work right. If you want to pull a prank on a friend that will really upset them, messing with their computer is one of the best ways to do it. This hilarious video will show you how to do three great PC pranks quickly and easily, including changing the contrast on the monitor and pretending to edit websites using Javascr...

How To: Play a crazy keyboard prank on your friends

Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device, gadget, or household item can stand the test of Kipkay's hacks and mods.

How To: Prank the mouse click buttons

This is actually a really easy and fun prank to pull off. What it does is simply switch the right click on your mouse, to the left click, and switch the left click, to the right click. Confused yet? Follow these simple instructions to test it out yourself, and enjoy your victims reactions when they get this prank pulled on them, trust me, it's funny!

How To: Prank someone's computer by creating a fake wallpaper

Does one of your coworkers at the office really make you mad? Do you want to mess with them at the office without having to destroy any property? This video can help. It will show you how to quickly create a fake wallpaper on someone's computer with Windows XP, which will infuriate them for a long time if they aren't very computer-saavy or familiar with this prank. Try it out and marvel at the hilarious results.

How To: Prank hack a computer mouse

This video tutorial demonstrates a mouse-hacking simple prank sure to annoy any friend or colleague. To replicate this hack, you'll need a mouse and a musical key chain. The steps are roughly as follows: First, open up the mouse. Looking inside, find and remove the scroll wheel, then pull out the mouse's old cable. Take a musical key chain and open it up. Find the musical module with two red LEDs. Carefully glue them to the right-click. Then put the LEDs where the mouse's laser is before fitt...

How To: Make a fake virus / desktop shortcut that will shutdown a computer

Desktop shortcuts are a great way of making the programs you use a lot more accessible, but today many PC users overuse their desktop space and have icons covering over half the screen, including the one for a picture of a dog they looked at six months ago once. This prank is a great way to teach such a person a lesson, or any PC user who you have a problem with. It entails creating a new desktop shortcut with the name and icon of a commonly used program (the web browser works great) that ins...

HowTo: Chia-Prank Your Co-Worker's Keyboard

Johannes Hjorth of Sweden posts a great guide to growing cress in a co-worker's keyboard: "My colleague Erik Fransén went away on the Society for Neuroscience conference in the USA for two weeks in the middle of November. Those of you who know Erik probably know that he enjoys playing practical jokes on his friends from time to time. This time it was Erik's turn to be on the receiving end..."

How To: Trick someone into thinking their LCD monitor is broken

For many young people, their computer is the most expensive and cherished thing that they own. If you want to pull a prank of them, why not hit them where it hurts? This video presents a novel idea for a computer prank: loading an image of a cracked LCD screen full-screen on their monitor and unplugging their keyboard and mouse. When your victim returns to their computer, it will seem very convincingly broken.

How To: Pull a compilation of computer pranks on a friend

In this video, we learn how to pull a compilation of computer pranks on a friend. The first trip is a mouse prank where you will open up the control panel and find the mouse settings. From here, you can switch the buttons from left to right and change the speeds of the mouse. Next, you can do network pranks by running cmd.exe as administrator. Then, go and see who is on the network and type in "msg /server:(ip address) and message". You can also do a ghost typing prank, which you will create ...

How To: Change the startup sound on a computer to a loud noise for a prank

If you know someone who loves their computer and has a fear of being shot dead in a firefight, watch this video! It will show you a great prank to pull on just such a person. All you have to do is change the login sound on their computer to something terrifying, like gunshots, crank the volume, and wait for your victim to attempt to log on to their computer. Hilarity and fear will ensue.

How To: Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

Who hasn't gone mad trying to fix his/her computer, trying to delete all of the harmful software? It may not be funny with a real virus, but a fake one is. Or course, you can make a simple virus just with Notepad. There's no need to download applications to fool others; in less than 1 minute you will learn how to create a fake virus to scare friends, family or even teachers! Why not?

How To: Put a fatal error on a windows computer with notepad

With this computer prank video, you can find out how to put a fatal error message on a windows computer using notepad. This trick will show you a great way to prank your friends and office co-workers alike; everyone freaks out a little bit when their windows computer says "fatal error." Watch this video tutorial and learn how to prank co-workers with a fatal error message.

How To: Create a fake virus to prank your friends

This video in the Pranks & Cons category will show you how to create a non-destructive fake virus on Windows. This video is from Tinkernut. For this right click on your desk top, go to new and select shortcut. Now type in this code 'shutdown 's 't 60 'c "this computer is shutting down; save your work", click next. This code is actually for shutting down the computer. But, you type in the name of the short cut as something else, say for example 'songs ' and click next. What will happen is when...

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