Hot Computer Pranks How-Tos

How To: Make a fake computer virus

In this video from g0tst1ngs we learn how to make a fake virus. Go to right click and go to New and then shortcut. in the pop up menu type shutdown -s -t 900 -c Then you can put a message in quotations that will appear. Name this shortcut Fake virus and click finish. Now right click the icon and change properties and you can change the icon this way. To make it become the Windows logo, click Browse, my computer, logo disk, program files, and search for MSN and double click on that and the ico...

How To: Disable (prank) the Shut Down button in the start menu on Windows XP

If you love computer pranks, this is one of the easiest ones to pull. This video will show you how to remove the Shut Down button from the start menu in Windows XP. Actually, it does't remove the shutdown button, it just disables it, giving the user a restriction message, stating "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

How To: Make a folder invisible and hide it for a computer prank

The My Computer section of most PC computers is an absolute mess, especially if you're trying to navigate someone else's computer. Why not take advantage of this fact by pulling this awesome prank on one of your data-loving friends? The video above will show you how to make a folder invisible and then hide it on their computer, making the chances of them finding it without knowing that you've pranked them slim to none. Just make sure you're there to watch you victim freak out afterwards! That...

How To: Pull a prank on your fellow players in Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod is one of the most popular mods of all time, and has extended the life of the SOURCE Engine family of games by years despite their fairly outdated technology. THis video will teach you how to pull a great prank on your fellow multiplayer players online by creating a level full of comical traps for them to trigger and be confounded by while you laugh and enjoy your pwnage. Pull a prank on your fellow players in Garry's Mod.

How To: Prank an optical mouse by replacing the laser and right-click with a toy

The mouse is the primary tool most people use for accessing their computer and the vast stores of information on the Internet. Wouldn't it be funny if instead of allowing you to click icons on the computer screen, your mouse just lit up and made noises when you pressed it buttons? Well now you can prank a friend's optical mouse and make it so. This video will show you how to do it using only a mouse, simple tools, and a light-up, noisemaking keychain cow toy. Prank an optical mouse by replaci...

How To: Prank the entire world online on April Fool's Day with a fake story

Aprils Fool's Day is, as the creator of this video so insightfully points out, the only day of the year where you can make up something completely outrageous, tell everyone it's true, then laugh and tell them that it's fake later. This video will show you how to take advantage of this fact and get some laughs by creating a fake online news sensation. By using blogs, fake video testimonials, and calling news stations, you can convince the world of nearly anything, if only for a short time.

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...

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: Prank your friends into thinking their computer has had a major DOS error

DOS may be a distant memory for most computer users at this point, but for many it will always be the first thing that pops into their head when they ponder PC computing. Nowadays, the only time most people see anything that even looks like DOS is if they're playing old PC games in a shell or something has gone very, very wrong with their computer. With this prank, you can make your friend believe that the latter has happened to them! All you do is open the DOS command program (Windows XP or ...

How To: Prank someone by thinking their computer is unresponsive

If you'd like to play a nice little prank on someone, this next tutorial will show you a quick and easy one. This involves messing around with someone's computer and in no way will it harm or crash the computer. But, if the person you are playing the prank on gets mad easily, then you might think twice. It involves taking a picture of the shut down, restart, standy-by screen and placing it as the desktop screen. Check out the video and enjoy!

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: Make a restart computer prank

Want to make a prank computer virus for your friends? Well, this video tutorial will show you just how to make a fake virus on a PC. You'll need to open up Notepad to do this fake virus, and just type start eight times. Then just hit enter twice and type in hax.bat. Save the file as hax. Save it in your documents folder. When you open the MS-DOS Batch File, you won't be able to do anything but restart your computer.

How To: Send Ghost Mail

Watch this video to learn how to send ghost mail. Send a secret message in email or catch someone who forwards your work off as their own. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to send email with hidden writing.

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: Play the aluminum foil prank on a coworker

Giving your colleague’s office or cubicle a makeover is a nifty practical joke. You will need aluminum foil and a camera. Cover up the entire surface of the office with foil, wrapping down everything down to pens. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to play an aluminum foil practical joke. Play the aluminum foil prank on a coworker.

How To: Pull off the office bathroom prank

Make sure you use the facilities before you put this office bathroom trick into hilarious effect. You will need several pairs of shoes and slacks, as well as newspapers. Make everyone in the office think all the bathroom stalls are occupied. Check out this video practical joke tutorial and learn how to prank the office bathroom.