How can I make the Splash Screen/About box not appear?
You can do this with a command line option called "silent"
Create a shortcut to FAKE_DEL.EXE
Right-click that shortcut
Add the word "silent" after the Target path
For example: "C:\JOKES\FAKE_DEL.EXE" silent
Be sure to add a space after FAKE_DEL.EXE the word silent
Be sure to add " " around the whole path to FAKE_DEL.EXE
Fake Delete run as normal and when it is time to complete there will be NO splash screen.