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

Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

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?

Step 1 Open Notepad

Click on Start > Accessories > Notepad.

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

Step 2 Content

Here comes the important step, which consist on programming the virus. First, we will write the command inside notepad:

X=MsgBox("Message Description",0+16,"Title") 

The message description means that you can write the content of the message inside the bar and the title also.

Each command between bracket has its signification. For example, you can write:

X=MsgBox("Fatal Error System Shutdown",0+16,"Error")

Then you can change numbers; each one has a signification:

  • 16 = Critical Icon (with red X)
  • 32 = Help Icon (with ?)
  • 48 = Warning Icon (with !)
  • 64 = Information Icon (just a simple icon without any sign and just the message)

So, try changing the number and you will get different results.

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

Step 3 Result

Your work is almost done. Now you need to save as .vbs extension like this:

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

For example, let's save it with the name virus and you will get:

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

Bravo! Now you've made your little virus that's gonna freak someone out. When the victim clicks on it on his/her computer, they will see:

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

"Oh my, God! What's this? Why can't my antivirus recognize it? Huh. Weird."

Congratulations! It wasn't very hard after all, was it?

Certainly you are free to change the numbers between the brackets so you will have different windows. For example, let's try one with 0+16:

How to Scare Your Friends with a Funny, Fake Windows Virus

This operation can be made in less than one minute, and can freak out almost anyone who doesn't have a wide knowledge about computers!

Tip

  • For a very useful effect, try hiding this malicious application inside system folders or inside antivirus folder.

Warning

  • I am not responsible for any heart attack, unconsciousness or others symptoms made by this application!  :D

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