I finally got so fed up with my tablet that I disabled everything labelled ASUS or Google that I don't use. Couldn't uninstall most of it but disabling an app uninstalls any updates and keeps it from starting. There were well over a dozen, maybe 2 dozen, preinstalled apps that I never use. Miraculously, the tablet is now about twice as fast and stopped freezing up continuously. I hate manufacturers that install bloatware on their products.