You responses wre much appreciated.
What a relief, my Xp Home Spc3 computer is up and running but I can not power it down or Widows Optimizer Virus will reload. I lost my backup disk so have to copy my system and files (beacu apps) on another disk first. Haven't had this problem since Marijuana Stoned virus.
I ran Rkill and shell to restore destop. It worked but malwarebytes did not remove it from regdirectory (hex key ) nor did it find the Window Optimizer virus proctect.com it should of found it early in scan using Malwarebyte. Tried iexplore and explorer version to load Malwarebyte but didn't work. The version Windows Optimizer Virus, I believe it has morphed to recognize and disable these names. Will try other names of Malwarebytes from bleepingvirus.com. If I can find the Xp Home all the correct virus registry names and %profile% (?) protect.com, and any other locations or directories where Windows Optimizer Virus is located. I will not try to manualy remove the virus unless I know all of registies location are deleted. If I remove the protect.com virus location and don't remove the call locations in the start or registry location the computer is likey to hang or remove the desktop or worse. What is %profile% or they just referring to the virus apps that are loaded in program files? What a pain. Too bad McAfee did not detect the virus abiltiy to disable it.
This is the most serious virus that I have seen. It disable McAfee Virus Scan and could of just as easily delected my hard drive contents.
Bill Santa Clara Ca