I have a lot of programs on my computer that I don't use, that came with my system and I'm not entirely sure if they're causing the problem, and if I should remove any of them.
My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ61, Windows 7, 3GB RAM, 2.10GHz AMD Athlon II dual core processor, relatively new, purchased 28-November-2010.
The programs I don't use and I don't know if I need are not are listed below:
Adobe Community help
Adobe Media Player
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System (I removed Office after purchasing)
Cyberlink DVD Suite (I use the windows thing to burn CDs and DVDs, do I need this?)
Cyberlink PowerDVD 8
HP Quick Launch Buttons
HP Smart Web Printing (I don't have a printer)
HP Support Assistant
HP User Guides
LightScribe System Software
Pando Media Booster
Windows Live Essentials 2011
I was wondering if any of these programs removed would solve my problem with freezing. I often see these processes in my task manager that serve no purpose whatsoever and I'm just not sure what would help with the freezing. I've installed Malwarebytes, my anti-virus is Kaspersky Internet Security and neither of them have found anything wrong with my computer as far as malware goes. Thanks!