Looking for a certain file in internet browsing programs

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  1. constant collisions

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    I want to play a prank on the next person to use my computer by firstly creating a page that replaces the original " could not locate webpage...." file.

    Is it even a file? What type of file is it? Where am I?

    With My current Browser, Firefox, I am having trouble determining the location of this file.

    I assume the file is an HTML file that is automatically summoned when the internet is disconnected, or when the site is actually down.

    I will create a fake HTML page that looks similar but jazz it up, you know. ;)

    Thanks for your help if you give it ;)
     
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  4. djsfantasi

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    As far as I know, this page comes from either your ISP or the actual site when a page is requested that does not exists. Try this link :D http://www.cnn.com/wskdifunthgkhlhl I've also attached a screenshot of what Verizon FIOS (my ISP) returns when I go to a page that does not exist ('could not locate webpage...." file.')

    Since such a file does not exist on your local system, your prank may not be practical.
     
  5. constant collisions

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  6. constant collisions

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    BUt what if the internet was turned off completely for the victims computer?

    There has to be a way to do it, someone out there knows how. But the smartest thing to do if you know something everyone else doesn't, is to keep quiet :p
     
  7. tshuck

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    You could always replace their browser with a webpage with the same icon/name as the browser, so it would look like the actual browser....
     
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