Have you ever thought of having a software which would do the following on your friend’s computer?
- Play spooky sounds
- Open or close cd drives
- Transmit text through your victim’s keyboard
- Make windows shake
- Turn monitors on and off
- Move windows slightly left and right
- Send pop up alert messages
I found a software which exactly does all these stuff, all thanks to developers of OfficePoltergeist.
How does OfficePoltergeist work?
OfficePoltergeist sets up a small server running on the victim’s machine. The program, which hides in memory while it runs, waits silently for a connection on port 666.
With the OfficePoltergeist Controller, you can be the poltergeist:
When you’re done, shutdown the server on the remote victim’s computer.
Leave no trace… just like a real poltergeist!
If you want to give it a try on your own machine before unleashing it on your friends and coworkers, it should work just fine. Hit some buttons… play around. You’ll figure it out. Believe me, it ain’t rocket science.
How do I download OfficePoltergeist?
Version 1.1 of OfficePoltergeist was released on October 21, 2005.
Run it straight from our site or right-click on the link and use “Save Target As…” (or whatever) to keep a copy permanently on your computer.
- OfficePoltergeist Controller – controls the poltergeist
- OfficePoltergeist Server – runs on the victim’s machine
- mem86control.exe – same as above, only named something clever to evade detection
Please use OfficePoltergeist responsibly.
remember — ghosts are often mischievous, but never evil.
How do I know that OfficePoltergeist does what it says it does…
… and nothing more?
To prove to yourself that OfficePoltergeist is all treats and no tricks, you can download the source.
As of October 21, 2005, when version 1.1 was released, OfficePoltergeist required a beta version of AutoIt v3 to compile properly… presumably, that’ll change as AutoIt continues to get more and more awesome.
How do I trick someone into downloading OfficePoltergeist?
OfficePoltergeist really isn’t set up that way.
The idea is this: when your coworker is out smoking crack (or whatever he or she does on “break”), take that opportunity to go to the victim’s machine, fire up officepoltergeist.com and run the mem86control.exe program straight off the website. When the OfficePoltergeist server first loads, it’ll tell you the ip address of the victim’s computer, then continue to run silently in the background. (You’ll want to write the ip address down — you’ll need it to connect with the OfficePoltergeist controller.)
Once your stealth mission is completed, go back to your computer, start the OfficePoltergeist controller, connect to your victim’s machine, and find your inner poltergeist.
Does OfficePoltergeist work behind a firewall?
Yes. As long as port 666 is open, that is.
Does the WindowsXP Firewall mess with the OfficePoltergeist server?
It can… but since you’re there when you install the OfficePoltergeist server, why not hit the “unblock” button when the alert pops up?
When’s the best time of year to use OfficePoltergeist?
Let’s face it… any time is a good time to play computer pranks on coworkers. April Fool’s Day, Halloween… they are an excellent time to play office pranks. Your coworkers might be expecting you to strike, but it’s all good.
Is there a version for OS X/Linux/Whatever?
Yes! Check out the Mozilla Extension.
My virus scanner identified OfficePoltergeist as a trojan. What’s up with that?
OfficePoltergeist IS a trojan.
Well, kind of. Not in bad way…
It cracks us up that we ended up on some poor, overworked project manager’s spreadsheet somewhere as a trojan horse, but it seems reasonable that OfficePoltergeist is identified that way.
I don’t think they’re implying that OfficePoltergeist has any secret hidden functions or anything…