NetBus v.1.52
Copyright 1998 Carl-Fredrik Neikter
All Rights Reserved

With NetBus you fool around your friends across your local network, or even over the global internet! The purpose of this program is just to have fun, and not to systematic irritate people.

NetBus consists of a server and a client-part. The server-part is the program which must exists on the person’s computer that you want to have fun with. The client-part is your little, nice program that "controls" the target computer!

  1. Put the server-part, SysEdit.exe (cover-name!) and KeyHook.dll, on the target computer. Preferably in the WINDOWS-directory or similar.
  2. Make SysEdit start every time Windows start or someone is logging in. The easiest way to accomplish this is to start SysEdit with the parameter /add. The parameter /remove removes this link from the registry.
  3. Put the client-part, NetBus, on your computer.
  4. Start NetBus and choose which hostname (IP-number) you wish to connect to! If SysEdit is running on the target computer the game may begin. Let’s have fun!

Note that you don’t see SysEdit when it’s running – it’s hiding itself automatically at start-up!

TCP/IP is the protocol that NetBus and SysEdit is using. That is, you address someone with host-names or IP-numbers. NetBus will connect you to someone with the Connect button.


The functions above (there are some logical exceptions) can be delayed an optional number of seconds before they are executing.

The connect button has one very nice feature. It can scan IP-numbers for a NetBus computer. As soon as it connect to someone it will stop. The syntax for IP-scanning is xx.xx.xx.xx+xx, e.g. will scan all IP-numbers in the range to

Password protection
If you just want to have fun with your friend’s computer yourself, and don’t want someone else to connect to it you can password protect it. To accomplish this you start SysEdit with the parameter /pass:thepassword.

Now everybody will fail when trying to connect or sending commands to that computer. Of course you don’t want to fail. To fix this you do the following:

  1. Start RegEdit and lookup HKEY_CURRENT_USER\NetBus\Settings.
  2. Add a string-value and let it be named ClientPwd.
  3. Finally, let the string-value contain the password for the protected computer.

You should perhaps test the functions in NetBus against yourself before you start fooling with your friends, so you know what’s happening (send text will, however, not work on yourself)! Your own machine can be addressed with "localhost".

Windows 95, Windows NT or later versions of Windows.

You contact me by sending an e-mail to You’re encouraged telling me how fun you have had!