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Date: 07/27/07 02:12 AM

106 Responses to Windows URL Redirect Trick

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 8:20 pm
    Link: Windows URL Redirect Trick - Change a website`s URL to trick people.
  2. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
    503 posts
    July 26, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    Now that`s a good prank.
    I cant wait to try this one out.

    Hm...

    Sending people from google to porn?
    Hm...

  3. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:20 am
    at least he wasn`t breathing hard, and he spoke clearly, too.

    best metacafe video ever

  4. Profile photo of KatrynaS
    KatrynaS Female 13-17
    113 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:23 am
    AWESOME!! But what do you do if you want back on the original site?
  5. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Oh man, that could be used for so much evil.
    Turn all of a person`s favorite bookmarks into really awful porn sites.
  6. Profile photo of xxminglexx
    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Yeah, I wondered the same thing^. I`d assume you`d just go back and delete whatever you put in.
  7. Profile photo of mastercif
    mastercif Male 13-17
    458 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:37 am
    HA brilliant, now thats a good prank
  8. Profile photo of McKyle
    McKyle Male 13-17
    35 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:38 am
    What if i have a Mac??

    Just kidding Macs are gay.

  9. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:40 am
    So many possibilities, so little time...

    "What if i have a Mac??

    Just kidding Macs are gay."

    apple r teh ghey buttsecks lulz

  10. Profile photo of Gucciprincss
    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:43 am
    that would be a cool thing to do to school computer labs!
  11. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:44 am
    That`s funny....I will try this at work to drive everyone nuts =)
  12. Profile photo of Ianislevi
    Ianislevi Male 18-29
    209 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:56 am
    Hmm...Sometimes, looking back, I`m glad someone tricked me into going to meatspin. or Rick Roll.
  13. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Good prank but you have to make sure to spill the beans before people think it`s a virus.
  14. Profile photo of Raven95
    Raven95 Male 13-17
    18 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Did this at Summer School a few weeks ago. As said before on this thread, from google to porn.
  15. Profile photo of TheBuzzer
    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
    472 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:05 am
    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.
  16. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
    609 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:57 am
    hehehe i did it!
  17. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:09 am
    ha wow!
    i knew you could do this...just didnt know how..i thought it would be html, but obv not
  18. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:34 am
    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 ;)
  19. Profile photo of vintagepizza
    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:34 am
    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.
  20. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:37 am
    He was talking about "tech. challenged parents" but he`s using IE....hmmm.
  21. Profile photo of slurba
    slurba Male 13-17
    132 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:42 am
    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.
  22. Profile photo of ghost30507
    ghost30507 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:45 am
    Wait `til my parents make me mad... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA Bye-Bye E-Bay, Hello Meatspin!
  23. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
    291 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:51 am
    KatrynaS and to any that dont now all u do if u wnat to go to the site agin just undo the changes
  24. Profile photo of shadow50001
    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:55 am
    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.
  25. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:27 am
    my brother is going straight onto meatspin
  26. Profile photo of x-ZoZo-x
    x-ZoZo-x Female 13-17
    53 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:28 am
    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...
  27. Profile photo of drugster
    drugster Male 13-17
    317 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:42 am
    ^lol gluck with that
  28. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:16 am
    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

  29. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:39 am
    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.
  30. Profile photo of flamewizzy21
    flamewizzy21 Male 18-29
    34 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:48 am
    I`m gonna change the internet explorer websites all to redirect to ie7.com

    LMAO

  31. Profile photo of hazelofglass
    hazelofglass Female 13-17
    88 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 8:27 am
    That`s pretty cool. I wish I was back at school so I could redirect everyone from the school home page to something fun.
  32. Profile photo of Hurzelchen
    Hurzelchen Male 18-29
    1 post
    July 27, 2007 at 8:49 am
    the file for linux is /etc/hosts
    but it doesn`t work on servers with vhosts.
  33. Profile photo of cheataweb
    cheataweb Male 13-17
    32 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:33 am
    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
  34. Profile photo of WTFGirl
    WTFGirl Female 13-17
    157 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:53 am
    I can`t undo it! I erase what I typed but it just shows a blank page now *panic*
  35. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:59 am
    what a dork.
  36. Profile photo of mcwheesus
    mcwheesus Male 18-29
    39 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:01 am
    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!

  37. Profile photo of Scomatose07
    Scomatose07 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:37 am
    that is awesum....i wonder how you undo it..lol
  38. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:47 am
    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
  39. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:48 am
    or replace a porn website with a jesus website
  40. Profile photo of piratepigz12
    piratepigz12 Female 13-17
    352 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:48 am
    but I have to find someone I`m friends with that I know looks at porn
  41. Profile photo of ___xstacey
    ___xstacey Female 13-17
    91 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:08 am
    it wont work with vista? says the file sint right or something.
  42. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:40 am
    lmao thats a great prank xD
  43. Profile photo of metter
    metter Male 13-17
    1016 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:11 pm
    How DO YOU UNDO IT!!!

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

  44. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    what is meatspin? i dont wanna go there if its a dirty site
  45. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    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
  47. Profile photo of gorgokid333
    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
    227 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    awww. It didnt wok for me =(
  48. Profile photo of jdf2k7
    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
    325 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    how gay did tha guy sound

    too much hard work anyway

  49. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    Lots of time on your hands?
  50. Profile photo of JeffHatesYou
    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    I already knew what he was going to do before I watched. But he`s a newb... Who needs dnslookup to find an IP?
  51. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    So much fun!
  52. Profile photo of carnivia2
    carnivia2 Female 13-17
    86 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    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
  53. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    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
  54. Profile photo of Toolchick101
    Toolchick101 Female 18-29
    99 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:10 pm
    http://www.leekspin.com There`s a good one.
  55. Profile photo of hobasteritch
    hobasteritch Female 13-17
    64 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:26 pm
    hehe I`m glad i`m not the only one to think of Meatspin. =]

    But maybe the only girl?? =O

  56. Profile photo of xxRaixx
    xxRaixx Female 18-29
    179 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 1:49 pm
    Haha, Im gonna try it now to with my friend..who is sitting next to me. Hmm...
  57. Profile photo of Bloigen
    Bloigen Male 18-29
    156 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:10 pm
    Hosts file? Old.
  58. Profile photo of MVH1015
    MVH1015 Male 13-17
    301 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:42 pm
    www.google.com

    like this?

  59. Profile photo of jakebubba41
    jakebubba41 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 2:55 pm
    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?

  60. Profile photo of jakebubba41
    jakebubba41 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    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
  61. Profile photo of jakebubba41
    jakebubba41 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    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
  62. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    yay manual parental block!
  63. Profile photo of ghost30507
    ghost30507 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    My I-am-bored is still that arcade site!!!
  64. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    haha :]
  65. Profile photo of ghost30507
    ghost30507 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    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...
  66. Profile photo of killergamer
    killergamer Male 13-17
    107 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 4:50 pm
    i raised all hell by doing this at my school in december
  67. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    AWESOME!!! GONNA DO THIS TO MY MOMS FAVORITES!!!
  68. Profile photo of Ianislevi
    Ianislevi Male 18-29
    209 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    compilation of sites meant to be annoying:
    Meatspin (WARNING: EXTREMELY NSFW)

    You Got Rick Rolled

    Leekspin

  69. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    Or just look for an annoying website to put onto here from iab.
  70. Profile photo of VillaFanSam
    VillaFanSam Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    I can`t do it at all
    i change it on the thing, but it doesn`t change
  71. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    It works on vista for me. Im running ULTIMATE!

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

  72. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 6:37 pm
    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.
  73. Profile photo of Rock_On37
    Rock_On37 Female 13-17
    263 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:02 pm
    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

  74. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    Ichh. Accidentally went on meatspin, wondering what the hell it was.
    I really wish I hadn`t. :|
  75. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:35 pm
    gtfo this i`ll be so damn good when i get back to school.
  76. Profile photo of Axium
    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    you could use it for keywords if you`re unlucky enough to be using IE
  77. Profile photo of chavtastic
    chavtastic Female 13-17
    18 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:13 pm
    what is the point :|
  78. Profile photo of chavtastic
    chavtastic Female 13-17
    18 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:13 pm
    honestly??
  79. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 9:51 pm
    AWESOME, COUSIN THRASHING TIME!!!
  80. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 10:21 pm
    *sigh*....
  81. Profile photo of Malgony
    Malgony Female 18-29
    30 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:00 pm
    Well, now, that`s just plain awesome.
  82. Profile photo of hiltacular
    hiltacular Male 13-17
    161 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:03 pm
    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
  83. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
    1725 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 12:57 am
    uh-oh, i tried it, and i decided to delete what i did, but it still does it :(
  84. Profile photo of ze_pilot
    ze_pilot Male 13-17
    127 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 1:23 am
    http://hey.doyouhaveepilepsy.com/


    The most annoying site ever.

  85. Profile photo of Gamey91
    Gamey91 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 3:42 am
    I switched myspace.com with meatspin.com

    LOL, BEST PRANK EVER!!!!

  86. Profile photo of jsatan
    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 8:45 am
    ppphhh, rather than going to a site to find the IP, go to command and type nslookup then your website, done..
  87. Profile photo of Link64bit
    Link64bit Male 18-29
    11 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 9:15 am
    Muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah *inhales* hahahahahahahahaha i am so trying this at school with the epilepsy and leekspin
  88. Profile photo of Torizo
    Torizo Male 18-29
    316 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:19 am
    I can`t believe no-one mentioned lemonparty.org

    Or any link on rotten.com

  89. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 5:19 pm
    LOL nice...
    oo IM GONNA SCREW UP MY SIS COMPUTER :D
  90. Profile photo of Maddog94
    Maddog94 Male 13-17
    2 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 10:36 pm
    it did not work for me
  91. Profile photo of punk1n
    punk1n Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 28, 2007 at 11:55 pm
    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.
  92. Profile photo of DrFishstix
    DrFishstix Female 13-17
    5 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 1:36 am
    I wonder if you could use this to get around a school/work content blocker?
  93. Profile photo of pothefruit
    pothefruit Female 18-29
    22 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    IAB, say hello to Lavalife. :)
  94. Profile photo of mintsponge
    mintsponge Male 18-29
    54 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    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?
  95. Profile photo of liliascarlet
    liliascarlet Male 18-29
    11 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    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
  96. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    July 29, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    u can just use an <a/ href html code to do that...
  97. Profile photo of mitsukuni27
    mitsukuni27 Female 13-17
    12 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    XDDD too funny. I can think of 4 or 5 people to do this on...
  98. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    July 31, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    WHOO!!!

    im TOTALLY doing this!!

  99. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 7:03 pm
    does this work on firefox too?
  100. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    August 5, 2007 at 7:04 pm
    omg. do not go to meatspin. i didn`t know what it was and weellll. now i do. aghhh.
  101. Profile photo of XAllisonX920
    XAllisonX920 Female 13-17
    33 posts
    August 13, 2007 at 9:18 pm
    hahahaha mcwheesus awesome site
  102. Profile photo of XAllisonX920
    XAllisonX920 Female 13-17
    33 posts
    August 14, 2007 at 3:39 am
    haha my brother wont be to happy when he goes to what he thinks is youtube
  103. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    That`s gonna be useful with the meatspin }:) Muahahahaha
  104. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    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.
  105. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    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.

  106. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm
    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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