Those process were always there, they are used when 64 bit cannot be used.
To test for the slowness, try a clean boot to diagnose. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81...nce-vista.html
Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot.. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 http://malwarebytes.org/ http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...ing-memtest86/ http://ezinearticles.com/?Troublesho...blems&id=39981