Friday, March 4, 2011

April Fool's Day contest: A simple computer prank that will shut down the computer

April Fool's Day contest: A simple computer prank that will shut down the computer

Right click on the desktop, select 'New' and click create shortcut.
In the window that pops up, type in:

shutdown.exe -s -t 120 -c "Your computer has committed suicide, have a nice day."

The number behind the -c is the time in seconds that the computer will shut down in, you can put in any amount here. If there isn't anything important going on, select a short time such as 5 seconds or so. If there IS something important, set it to a longer time such as 120 seconds or more so that you have time to deactivate it.
In between the quotation marks, write a message such as 'WARNING: VIRUS DETECTED: BEGIN SHUTDOWN IN 60 SECONDS'.