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Programs may be causing bad freezes?

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Every once in a while, my laptop will freeze, it will start with the programs, and won't let me open task manager, and then the task bar freezes but I can still move the cursor, very rare but sometimes it will freeze completely and will not recover.
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 AIR
Adobe Community help
Adobe Media Player
Adobe Reader
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 MediaShow
Cyberlink PowerDVD 8
HP Advisor
HP Games
HP Quick Launch Buttons
HP Setup
HP Smart Web Printing (I don't have a printer)
HP Support Assistant
HP Update
HP User Guides
LightScribe System Software
Muvee Reveal
Pando Media Booster
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Microsoft Silverlight

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!
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Hello Neneko.... Welcome to
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Though I see a lot that can removed lets see exactly what is starting in Autoruns first before I decide to rid you of them.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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