9 Funny Prank Sites to Make You Look Like a Tech Genius

No, it is not April Fools Day, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Since you're already on your computer, you can check out some funny prank sites that are going to make your friends think you're a hacker by night.

The following sites will scare your friends into thinking you're sending them some kind of virus or that you're hacking into a government website. You can laugh while your friends have a panic attack thinking what you're doing is real.

Tip: if you are looking for Windows-specific pranks, we have a few of the best ones here.

1. Hacker Typer

With Hacker Typer, you can make your friends believe you learned how to code out of nowhere. This prank site will take you to a page with a black background, and as soon as you start typing, all sorts of codes will appear on the screen. It doesn't matter what keys you press, as the screen will continue to show you codes and make sure your friends believe you truly are a hacker. After a while, the site will display an "Access Denied" message, making the hacking experience even more real.


Click on the Settings button at the bottom of the screen to choose a new color, speed, font size, different font or even add a file of your own to "hack." Each of these options can help make the "hacking" experience feel more real, thus fooling your friends and family more.

2. Fake Update Screen

With Fake Update Screen, you can either scare your friends with what looks like an update that will erase the entire disk or what looks like a variety of operating system updates. This last option is great to make your friends think they are going from Windows 10 to Linux, updating macOS and more.

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When you try to place the cursor over the page, it will disappear. This will make your friends panic, thinking they are unable to stop the process. The option that will make your friends believe their disk will be erased is a Linux update. You can choose from 35 languages in total for more realism with your friends.

In the top-left corner, you can see how far along the "update" is. There is also a Mac option you can use to prank your Mac friends. There is a total of 10 options (though the Windows 98 page appears to be broken) with something for everyone, encompassing all major operating systems to prank your friends.

Tip: when you are pranking your friends with this trick, make sure you press F11 on Windows or CMD + Control + F on macOS to make the browser go full screen. This will make the prank site more realistic.

3. Geek Prank

Geek Prank is one of the most feature-rich prank sites on the Web. With this site, fooling your friends should not be an issue. Whether it’s opening up the "Hacker" page to use a brute force attack on passwords or breaking a Bios update on a Windows computer, you start with the Windows XP page. This allows you to switch between open programs, use Internet Explorer 7 and browse the Web or play music on cult-favorite Winamp. Go full screen and the pranking will begin, as your friends will believe you have loaded up the real XP software and are living two decades in the past.

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When you want to take your prank to another level, load up the Jurassic Park software and make it look like you can control cars driving through the park. Don’t forget about the FBI lock, which counts down from 60 minutes and makes it appear as though trouble is about to knock on your front door. No matter which program you select, there is something here that will fool your friends and family.

FYI: these Chrome extensions can turn your browser into a big pranking machine.

4. Geek Typer

Geek Typer is full of great options when it comes to making your friends believe you've turned into a hacker. Different versions will make everyone think you're trying to hack into a government or company site. You can choose from 24 different themes that include a visual studio, alien theme, umbrella corp, shield version, and more.


Depending on the theme you choose, you'll either get sounds that will make the experience even more real or pop-up windows to make everyone think you just opened them. Some themes also have alarms that will go off, making everyone believe you've really tried to access a government website. If you need a little bit of instruction, there's a brief video to walk you through how the site operates.

5. Pranx

From the moment you land on Pranx website, it will greet you with funny sound effects, prank pop-ups, and animated insects crawling on your screen. On Pranx, you can never trust the option you click in pop-ups because it will do just the opposite! Click Ok, and it will exit. Choose to quit, and the prank starts!


Pranx gives you various realistic prank modes, from a fake update screen for macOS and Windows to a scare maze, hacker typer simulator, and an intimidating hacked screen!

Tip: had enough of pranks? Check out these funny memes to crack you up.

6. WhatsFake

Few things can be as damaging as a fake chat screen. As its name suggests, WhatsFake is a chat generator that allows you to trick your friends with fake WhatsApp messages.


WhatsFake gives you enough customization options to make your fake chat screen look real. Aside from devising the content of the chat, you can select profile pictures for your imaginary chat pal or set the phone clock.

Head to WhatsFake and start brewing your evil plan now. The only limit is your malevolence!

7. Prank Me Not

Prank Me Not is another excellent tool for generating fake content, which allows you to create prank tweets and Facebook posts. You will also have plenty of customization options that make it all more realistic.

Prank Me Not

Generate your fake tweet or Facebook post. Then, call your friend in the middle of the night to inform them how Mark Zuckerberg has thanked them for their helpful services to society!

8. Love Calculator

Curious to know who your classmates love? Now, this is a dirty trick to pull on a friend. If you register in Love Calculator, it will give you a link you can share with others. Whoever opens the link will be directed to a fake website resembling an authentic love calculator.

Love Calculator

The poor victim will answer the questions Love Calculator asks, thinking they will get a measure of how much their crush loves them back. However, they won't have a clue that by typing their crush's name, they will send their answer straight to you!

When your friend submits their answer, they will get a message telling them they were pranks and that the answer is emailed to you.

9. Fart Scroll

Why hold back when you can embarrass a friend in front of colleagues and coworkers? Fart Scroll gives you a code to turn your blog into a pranking weapon.

Fart Scroll

After adding the code, send your blog to your friend and wait for the punchline. When they start reading your blog, a fart sound plays each time they scroll! Nasty, isn't it?

You’ll have a lot of fun with these sites, making everyone think you’ve crossed over to the dark side of technology. Which site do you think you’re going to try first? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Farhad Pashaei
Farhad Pashaei - Staff Writer

As a technophile, Farhad has spent the last decade getting hands-on experience with a variety of electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops, accessories, wearables, printers, and so on. When he isn’t writing, you can bet he’s devouring information on products making their market foray, demonstrating his unquenchable thirst for technology.

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