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

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No, it is not April Fools Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You have no choice but to work if you want to make money, but there should always be some fun time as well. 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.

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. It’s also a nice touch that the site includes links to learn real computer skills involving cyber security and IT fundamentals.

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, and 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. Alternatively, you can load the “Matrix Rain” software and try and convince your friends The Matrix wasn’t just a movie. 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.

4. Shady URL

Whenever a friend sends you a URL, you can try to see what it’s about by reading some of it. That way you at least get an idea of what it’s about. With Shady URL, you can trick your friends into thinking you’ve sent them some type of virus or IP stealer. Even a URL from Google can be turned into a suspicious-looking one.


For example, if you type “www.google.com,” you end up getting a URL that says something like http://www.5z8.info/old-older-goats.mov_x4l8fw_ip-stealer. This will definitely make your friend panic and wonder what in the world he/she has just received. If you are looking for a prank that’s quick and harmless, this is definitely the place to start.

5. 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.


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.

David Joz
David Joz

David is a freelance tech writer with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry. He loves all things Nintendo.

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