I run windows 7 and the latest version of Google Chrome. It was working fine yesterday, and today suddenly it refuses to load pages but does not time out. It just spins the wheels. The internet connection is fine and other web browsers function normally. My first thought was to uninstall and reinstall the program but in doing this i found that even after I exit Chrome, it is still running in the background for some reason and is listed in my processes. After ending the process, I uninstalled and reinstalled the program. The initial problem continued, and it still ran in the background for no apparent reason. I then checked to see if it was being blocked by any of my security programs, and made sure to exempt it from all firewall blockages. I have no particular reason to suspect malware other than the presence of an error.