Geek pranks: 15 high-tech tricks to haunt your co-workers

Don't be stuck with only sweet treats this Halloween. Try these 15 high-tech tricks to make your co-workers wonder who's haunting them.

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3. Restart Remap

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The Prank:

Some might say anyone opening Internet Explorer deserves to have his PC shut down (or worse). If you're one of those people, why not make your dream come true on your co-worker's computer? The majority of offices are still forcing everyone to use IE, so work's the perfect place to pull off the prank.

The Process:

This one couldn't be easier. Simply right-click the Internet Explorer icon on your victim's desktop. Edit the properties and change the target to "%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00" -- then sit back and watch.

The Final Product

The next time your mark makes his way to Microsoft's browser, his system will restart. In the name of humanity, though, you probably shouldn't let this happen more than once or twice before fessing up and fixing the link.

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