Windows URL Redirect Trick

Submitted by: LaChica 9 years ago Tech

Change a website"s URL to trick people.
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Male 949
PS: Sorry if I sound like I`m spamming, but I`m make the school computers default sites redirect to the meatspin. ^_^
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Male 949
Find IP of website you want them to be redirected to.
Copy the IP
Go to run, enter the following:
notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
At the last line, paste the IP address you want them to be redirected to,
Then type the address of the site for them to be redirected from (Example: www.google.com)
Then, on the line below that, paste the IP and the website you want them to be
redirected from, except write it like this: google.com
Save the notepad file.
Done!


That`s it in written form.

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Male 949
PS: I agree with the statement that apples are gay. The only thing keeping Apple alive is the over-hyped iPhone and iPods. iHate Apple.
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Male 949
That`s gonna be useful with the meatspin }:) Muahahahaha
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Female 33
haha my brother wont be to happy when he goes to what he thinks is youtube
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Female 33
hahahaha mcwheesus awesome site
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Female 2,084
omg. do not go to meatspin. i didn`t know what it was and weellll. now i do. aghhh.
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Female 2,084
does this work on firefox too?
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Female 1,025
WHOO!!!

im TOTALLY doing this!!

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Female 12
XDDD too funny. I can think of 4 or 5 people to do this on...
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Male 1,204
u can just use an <a/ href html code to do that...
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Male 11
another way to undo:
simply put the website`s IP and then the website`s domain name. simple.
This trick`s really fun with
<victim`s name>.justgotowned.com
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Male 54
thats a great prank, but quite complicated-i have no idea on how to do all that stuff. and how do change the site back to the normal site?
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Female 22
IAB, say hello to Lavalife. :)
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Female 5
I wonder if you could use this to get around a school/work content blocker?
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Male 226
KIPKAY!!!
Thats the guy`s screen name. Kipkay has a lot of cool videos on there. He`s made a pooload of money on that site. I`m jealous.
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Male 2
it did not work for me
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Female 1,470
LOL nice...
oo IM GONNA SCREW UP MY SIS COMPUTER :D
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Male 316
I can`t believe no-one mentioned lemonparty.org

Or any link on rotten.com

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Male 11
Muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah *inhales* hahahahahahahahaha i am so trying this at school with the epilepsy and leekspin
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Male 256
ppphhh, rather than going to a site to find the IP, go to command and type nslookup then your website, done..
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Male 341
I switched myspace.com with meatspin.com

LOL, BEST PRANK EVER!!!!

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Male 127
http://hey.doyouhaveepilepsy.com/


The most annoying site ever.

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Male 1,725
uh-oh, i tried it, and i decided to delete what i did, but it still does it :(
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Male 161
HOW TO UNDO FOR FIREFOX:
1st erase all the codes
2nd wait a minute
3rd if you dont have fasterfox them get it
4th right click on the little icon and hit clear cache
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Female 30
Well, now, that`s just plain awesome.
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Male 2,510
*sigh*....
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Male 598
AWESOME, COUSIN THRASHING TIME!!!
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Female 18
honestly??
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Female 18
what is the point :|
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Male 296
you could use it for keywords if you`re unlucky enough to be using IE
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Male 1,496
gtfo this i`ll be so damn good when i get back to school.
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Female 857
Ichh. Accidentally went on meatspin, wondering what the hell it was.
I really wish I hadn`t. :|
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Female 263
lmfao. Meatspin is always the first thing I think of when it comes to pranking someone.

Usually, it goes to someone foreign that has no idea what he is doing. Just tell them "Go to this site, and it will give you special English speaking gifts, the girls will think its Uber 1337"

Then tell him if it didn`t work, hit Ctrl, Alt, delete twice. Simple I know, but it works everytime =P

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Male 896
Ok scratch that. It lets me save the host file but it says "This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later." when I goto it.
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Male 896
It works on vista for me. Im running ULTIMATE!

I have modified that file out the ass for lineage 2 servers.

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Male 2
I can`t do it at all
i change it on the thing, but it doesn`t change
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Female 920
Or just look for an annoying website to put onto here from iab.
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Male 209
compilation of sites meant to be annoying:
Meatspin (WARNING: EXTREMELY NSFW)

You Got Rick Rolled

Leekspin

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Male 598
AWESOME!!! GONNA DO THIS TO MY MOMS FAVORITES!!!
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Male 107
i raised all hell by doing this at my school in december
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Male 55
Wait, I figured it out. You have to do the whole process again, and not just change the saved file. Man Im gonna have some fun with this. I dont know if I should tell my brother about this, or wait until he gets a computer and do it to him...
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Female 2,695
haha :]
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Male 55
My I-am-bored is still that arcade site!!!
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Female 426
yay manual parental block!
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Male 3
After 10 minutes and deleting the code to redirect yahoo to google, Yahoo is back to itself, going back to Yahoo, but GOOGLE STLIL GOES TO THAT STUPID SEIZUREBOT THING WTF
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Male 3
goddamnit, i redirected yahoo to google to see what would happen in Firefox, and even though I undid it, and tried to redirect everything back to itself.....my homepage when I type in www.google.com is still seizurebot ...and when I go to www.yahoo.com, it takes me to GOOGLE >.< HELP
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Male 3
ok what the hell, I`m using Mozilla Firefox, and the first few worked, and then when I went to that stupid seizure robot site and redirected google there, now my Mozilla Firefox google is stuck on that seizurebot site, no matter what I try to redirect it to...

my internet explorer is fine, when I redirected google to itself, the Internet explorer is great, but Mozilla Firefox is stuck on seizurebot -_-

anyone know what to do?

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Male 301
www.google.com

like this?

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Male 156
Hosts file? Old.
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Female 179
Haha, Im gonna try it now to with my friend..who is sitting next to me. Hmm...
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Female 64
hehe I`m glad i`m not the only one to think of Meatspin. =]

But maybe the only girl?? =O

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Female 99
http://www.leekspin.com There`s a good one.
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Male 1,853
for some reason it wont work on vista. when you go to save the file, it just says there has been an error. but the video guy had the same type of bar at the top, where you can close minimize, and maximize, and the loading(the small circle in the tab at 76) are the exact same. same for the forward/ backward buttons......grrr
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Female 86
Okay, to undo it:
Say if I changed Google into I Am Bored, and then deleted the code thingy, like other people have done, and it still won`t go away.
What you if find out the IP adress for the original site (in this case, Google) and re-write the code so that Google is Google, and not IAB.
Then save it. Then delete the code. And because you can`t undo it, Google will stay as Google, and all is good :P
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Female 2,244
So much fun!
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Male 205
I already knew what he was going to do before I watched. But he`s a newb... Who needs dnslookup to find an IP?
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Female 1,832
Lots of time on your hands?
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Male 325
how gay did tha guy sound

too much hard work anyway

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Male 227
awww. It didnt wok for me =(
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Male 1,853
its a sick site(i just checked it) tha shows to guys having gay sex, with ones dick spinning in a circle. it counts how many `spins` you have watched.
sooooo nasty
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Male 352
Typical sh*tty boring little nerd type prank. How about changing it so when he types in his web address it comes up "Get out and get a life you sad freak". And why do all these type clips have such booooring voiceovers? Tedious tedious cr4p.
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Female 606
what is meatspin? i dont wanna go there if its a dirty site
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Male 1,016
How DO YOU UNDO IT!!!

AHHHH
when my dads gets home and goes to google to see....PORN IM DEAD

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Male 334
lmao thats a great prank xD
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Female 91
it wont work with vista? says the file sint right or something.
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Female 352
but I have to find someone I`m friends with that I know looks at porn
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Female 352
or replace a porn website with a jesus website
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Female 352
I like the google to porn idea, a differen`t porn site for each yahoo, aol, google, etc. My parents would just think that it was a pop up and eventually think that it was a virus
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Male 73
that is awesum....i wonder how you undo it..lol
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Male 39
haha totally doing this to a coworker`s machine. If anyone is looking for an annoying but WORK SAFE site to use try http://www.seizurerobots.com/ instead. Its annoying, loud, and work safe. Meatspin would be funny but could be risky at work.

And yes, I have the administrator password to the machines here. Now the question is, should I do it to a website he likes to browse in his spare time, or to something he really needs to have, like the company`s time keeping website... or both!

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Male 1,024
what a dork.
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Female 157
I can`t undo it! I erase what I typed but it just shows a blank page now *panic*
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Male 32
hmmm, this could be used for something scheming.....sent to an identical page of the one your expecting.....dont check the adress bar....enter your details and BOOM, ur drated
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Male 1
the file for linux is /etc/hosts
but it doesn`t work on servers with vhosts.
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Female 88
That`s pretty cool. I wish I was back at school so I could redirect everyone from the school home page to something fun.
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Male 34
I`m gonna change the internet explorer websites all to redirect to ie7.com

LMAO

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Male 896
There, just made it so my friends cant edit my host without a password because I know those sons of a bitches are going to tomorrow.
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Male 810
how can I do this in Linux? in firefox? does the GNOME desktop env. change anything?

i need to do this.
imma search for that file on my Linux FS. if anyone cares i`ll tell you where it is

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Male 317
^lol gluck with that
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Female 53
My sister keeps adding stupid sites as the homepage, i wanna put up a horror page that pops up with a scary face or summat, im gunna try...
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Male 374
my brother is going straight onto meatspin
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Male 377
I have to use this on my brother who annoys my with youtube all the time. I`ll be the one who fixes it but it will still be worth it.
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Male 291
KatrynaS and to any that dont now all u do if u wnat to go to the site agin just undo the changes
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Male 55
Wait `til my parents make me mad... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA Bye-Bye E-Bay, Hello Meatspin!
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Male 132
Being tech. challenged doesn`t mean you have to use an advanced web broweser. My Dad works with computers all the time, but he rarely surfs the Internet, so he just uses IE also.
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Male 1,111
He was talking about "tech. challenged parents" but he`s using IE....hmmm.
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Female 345
Good old Windows. Using an administrative Account for everyday use has it`s benefits. Even if the only use is to screw up the computer ;)
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Female 447
This would be so funny to do. But like someone said, you wouldn`t want them spending lots of money to try fix a virus that isn`t even a virus. Still would be cool.
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Male 521
ha wow!
i knew you could do this...just didnt know how..i thought it would be html, but obv not
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Male 609
hehehe i did it!
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Male 472
as a computer geek i knew about this method to make urls go to certain ips. Macs should have a way to do this too becuase you can do it in linux too. The host file was one of the first networking method made.
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Male 18
Did this at Summer School a few weeks ago. As said before on this thread, from google to porn.
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Male 994
Good prank but you have to make sure to spill the beans before people think it`s a virus.
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Male 209
Hmm...Sometimes, looking back, I`m glad someone tricked me into going to meatspin. or Rick Roll.
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Male 869
That`s funny....I will try this at work to drive everyone nuts =)
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Female 550
that would be a cool thing to do to school computer labs!
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Male 1,882
So many possibilities, so little time...

"What if i have a Mac??

Just kidding Macs are gay."

apple r teh ghey buttsecks lulz

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Male 35
What if i have a Mac??

Just kidding Macs are gay.

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Male 458
HA brilliant, now thats a good prank
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Female 761
Yeah, I wondered the same thing^. I`d assume you`d just go back and delete whatever you put in.
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Female 3,562
Oh man, that could be used for so much evil.
Turn all of a person`s favorite bookmarks into really awful porn sites.
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Female 113
AWESOME!! But what do you do if you want back on the original site?
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Male 336
at least he wasn`t breathing hard, and he spoke clearly, too.

best metacafe video ever

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Male 503
Now that`s a good prank.
I cant wait to try this one out.

Hm...

Sending people from google to porn?
Hm...

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Female 1,596
Link: Windows URL Redirect Trick [Rate Link] - Change a website`s URL to trick people.
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