Are any of these viruses or unnecessary CPU/Memory/etc hogs?

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My GPU seems to be spiking and working hard. I do have several tabs open at a time on Chrome, but the pages are already loaded, and they're not doing much except maybe Gmail. Anyway, I've reviewed some of the programs that I have and I'm thinking there's something I missed that may be causing performance issues. I've bolded some of the items from the programs list below that I may or may not need (extracted from CCleaner's program list).

Could you please let me know which of these programs are unnecessary? I've written comments/questions next to specific programs below. Conversely, are there any programs that I should get?

By the way, I'm on Windows 10, 64 bit, and my hardware specs are listed when hovering over my avatar.

Thanks in advance!

3D Builder Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 10.9.50.0
7-Zip 9.20 (x64 edition) Igor Pavlov 2/26/2013 4.53 MB 9.20.00.0

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe Systems Incorporated 11/27/2015 187 MB 15.009.20079
Do I need this if I use Foxit reader? Is it necessary for PDFs on browsers?

Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 12/5/2015 3.6.0.5970
Do I need this if I use Foxit reader? Is it necessary for PDFs on browsers?

Alarms & Clock Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 10.1511.64020.0
App connector Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 1.3.3.0
Auslogics DiskDefrag Auslogics Labs Pty Ltd 12/3/2015 25.5 MB 6.1.2.0
Battlefield 4™ Electronic Arts 12/5/2015 28.6 GB 1.6.2.40658
Battlelog Web Plugins EA Digital Illusions CE AB 12/5/2015 2.7.1
Calculator Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 10.1511.60020.0
Camera Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 2015.1078.40.0
CCleaner Piriform 12/5/2015 5.12
Combined Community Codec Pack 2012-12-30 CCCP Project 2/26/2013 31.3 MB 2012.12.30.0
Evernote v. 5.9.1 Evernote Corp. 9/23/2015 233 MB 5.9.1.8742

Fences 12/5/2015
I don't know why there's two. This one is missing the icon and when I try to uninstall it, it simply says "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." How do I get rid of this strange second Fences program, as I don't think it will affect the "real" Fences program below?


Fences Stardock Corporation 10/21/2015
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Inc. 10/28/2015 134 MB 7.2.2.929
FTL: Faster Than Light 12/5/2015
Geeks3D FurMark 1.17.0.0 Geeks3D 11/28/2015 7.83 MB
GIMP 2.8.4 The GIMP Team 4/1/2013 244 MB 2.8.4
Google Chrome Google Inc. 2/27/2013 47.0.2526.73
Google Talk Plugin Google 4/22/2015 15.0 MB 5.41.2.0
Groove Music Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 3.6.15131.0
Intel(R) Management Engine Components Intel Corporation 1/20/2012 8.0.1.1399

Intel(R) Network Connections 16.8.46.0 Intel 2/26/2013 12.9 MB 16.8.46.0

I ask about this because the publisher's name is "Intel" instead of "Intel Corporation" like the other Intel programs... is there anything to worry about? Just wondering if it's a hidden virus or something like that.


Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Intel Corporation 1/26/2012 1.0.3.214
Intel® Trusted Connect Service Client Intel Corporation 2/26/2013 10.6 MB 1.23.219.2
Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.8 by SweetPacks 6/19/2013
Java 8 Update 66 Oracle Corporation 11/18/2015 88.9 MB 8.0.660.18
KakaoTalk Daum Kakao Corp 12/5/2015 2.0.8.999
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.2.0.1024 Malwarebytes 11/9/2015 66.1 MB 2.2.0.1024
Microscope 3.53e 12/5/2015
Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 Runtime Microsoft Corporation 10/15/2014 1.59 MB 4.0.40804.0
Microsoft Solitaire Collection Microsoft Studios 12/6/2015 3.5.11021.0

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 786 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 2/27/2013 596 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 592 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 20.6 MB 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 6/20/2013 15.3 MB 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.60610 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 11.0.60610.1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.61030 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 20.5 MB 11.0.61030.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.60610 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 11.0.60610.1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.61030 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 17.3 MB 11.0.61030.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) - 12.0.30501 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 20.5 MB 12.0.30501.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) - 12.0.30501 Microsoft Corporation 12/5/2015 17.1 MB 12.0.30501.0

Do I need any or all of these? From what I've read, 64 bit OS's use both x64 and x86, and programs can be unique to specific releases of the Visual C++ Redistributables, so the "latest" C++ does not include everything from the previous versions. I'm still wondering if I actually need any of these, given the programs that I use listed here.

Microsoft Wi-Fi Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 1.1511.2.0
Money Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 4.7.118.0
Movies & TV Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 3.6.15361.0
MPC-HC 1.7.9 (64-bit) MPC-HC Team 9/15/2015 42.5 MB 1.7.9
MSI Afterburner 4.1.1 MSI Co., LTD 12/5/2015 4.1.1

MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 12/29/2014 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 12/29/2014 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
Do I need one or both of the above two MSXML programs? Does the latter supersede the former?

NVIDIA Graphics Driver 358.50 NVIDIA Corporation 10/21/2015 358.50
NVIDIA HD Audio Driver 1.3.34.3 NVIDIA Corporation 10/21/2015 1.3.34.3
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.15.0428 NVIDIA Corporation 9/19/2015 9.15.0428
Origin Electronic Arts, Inc. 12/5/2015 9.7.2.53208
OTPService MSI 2/26/2013 6.23 MB 1.0.002
Phone Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 1.10.23004.0
Phone Companion Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 10.1511.18010.0
Photos Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 15.1201.10020.0
PunkBuster Services Even Balance, Inc. 12/5/2015 0.993
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 12/5/2015 6.0.1.7541

Samsung Easy Document Creator Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 19.7 MB 1.05.92 (3/14/2014)
Samsung Easy Printer Manager Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 1.05.29.02(6/19/2014)
Samsung Easy Wireless Setup Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 3.60.40.3
Samsung M2070 Series Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 1.10 (2/14/2014)
Samsung Printer Diagnostics Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 1.0.1.6.09
Samsung Printer Live Update Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 1.01.00:04(2013-04-22)

Samsung ML2510 Samsung Electronics CO.,LTD 12/5/2015
I wanted to delete this as I have a new printer, but it says that it'll delete the tray icon. I'm concerned that it'll delete the tray icon for my new printer, the Samsung M2070. Will the printer status tray icon remain for my M2070 printer?

Samsung Universal Print Driver 2 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 12/5/2015 2.50.02.00
SNS Upload for Easy Document Creator Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd 12/29/2014 2.43 MB 1.0.0

I'm not sure why I have so many Samsung programs for my one printer. Are any of the bolded Samsung programs above not necessary?

Speccy Piriform 12/5/2015 1.29
Steam Valve Corporation 2/27/2013 1.77 MB 1.0.0.0
Store Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 2015.23.23.0
Super-Charger MSI 2/26/2013 11.8 MB 1.2.006
Sway Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 17.6417.20251.0
TechPowerUp GPU-Z TechPowerUp 12/5/2015
VLC media player VideoLAN 12/5/2015 2.2.1
Voice Recorder Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 10.1511.17110.0
Weather Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 4.7.118.0
Windows DVD Player Microsoft Corporation 12/6/2015 3.6.13291.0
Winki MSI 12/5/2015 556 MB 3.2.118
 

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