I originally posted this in the "Am I infected" part of the forum - to which a Global Moderator suggested "Most likely a hardware or memory issue ...repost in the WIN 8 OS forum".
Running Chrome Version 45.0.2454.85 m (64-bit) on Windows 8.1 64-bit. For past 2 weeks Chrome freezes every session.
I've tried disabling and reinstalling extensions; I've checked plugins (only copy of flash running); I've tried generating a new Chrome profile - but still Chrome freezes. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome - but it still freezes. I have to go to task manager to end task. There are often multiple google chrome open in the background processes (more than the no. of extensions).
I've scanned for virus (Bitdefender Total Security installed; and also using Eset online scanner in safe mode/networking) and also Malwarebytes scan in safe mode. All negative.
I tried upgrading to Windows 10 hoping that doing so might fix the problem.I deleted Chrome before doing this and then reinstalled in after the Windows 10 was installed. Still Chrome freezes. Now Chrome Version 45.0.2454.101 m (64-bit) on Windows 10 (64-bit).
I'm at a loss as to what to try next?