How to make a Shutdown Virus

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a virus joke to your friends and shut down their computer. Replace one of their used icons on the desktop with a fake one. And when they try to open it, their computer will close.

1. Right click on the desktop and go to New\Create Shortcut.

Make A Shutdown Virus

2. Type in the windows that appears: shutdown -s -t 60 -c “Virus Detection. Computer is shutting down.” Instead of 60 you can put what value you want. It represents the time in seconds. And also between quotes you can put what message you desire.

3. Click Next and type Internet Explorer. You can write whatever you want.

4. You will have a program like this on your desktop.

5. We need to change its icon to look like Internet Explorer. Right click on it and choose Properties.

6. Go to Shortcut\Change Icon.

Make A Shutdown Virus

7. You can find the icon in the ones available or go to C:/Program Files/ Internet Explorer and select the icon from there.

8. After the icon is selected press Open.

Make A Shutdown Virus

9. The ‘virus’ will look like Internet Explorer.

Make A Shutdown Virus

10. And when you open it the computer will be closed in 60 seconds or whatever value you chosed.

Make A Shutdown Virus

11. The only way to stop the computer from shutting down is to go to Start\Run and type shutdown -a, and press Enter.

Remember that this is just for educational purposes only and you should not harm computers and their functionality.

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