This is how to make your friends think they have a virus. It is harmless, fun, and simple.
This is extremely easy to do and doesn’t require anything but Notepad that is on every Windows machine.
Simply open up a fresh copy of Notepad and type the word “start” on the first line. Then hit return and type “start” again. Do this as many times as you would like. About 30 – 50 would be pushing it. If you actually added, let’s say, 5,000 instances of start you could crash your buddies computer… don’t do that!
Next, go to “save as”. Make the file called “Read Me” or “Info”.
Then in the “Save as type” switch it to “All types”. Now you can change the 3 letter extension from .txt to .bat
Save it. Then send it to your pal. If they open it the Windows Command (CMD) prompt will open as many instances of itself as instances of the word start in the document.
At the end of the video I show you how to unhide “known file extensions”. This might be a good idea. I know I like to see each file’s extension that is on my computer. 😉