Close (even a premade list of) frozen applications, even prevent their start, with KillProcess
KillProcess is a free program you can use to create a list of processes that should be destroyed; then you can perform a “batch-type” run on the list, killing all of the listed processes.
KillProcess can terminate almost any application, including Windows Services and applications being debugged (but not while they are at a break-point).
The program provides also the option of disabling stupid questions asking if you are really sure that you know what you are doing.
Either have the processes in your kill list, or select them in the process list and “kill” them manually. KillProcess includes also a process tracker which can prevent any process from even starting!
The application provides you with basic process information to help you determine what processes you really want to kill. From the same window you can also obtain extensive process information.