Brave Browser Helper (Rendered) using lots of resources

Description of the issue: Brave Browser Helper (Rendered) is consuming tons of CPU.

How can this issue be reproduced?
Opening and using Brave

Expected result: % CPU: 388%

Top Processes Snapshot by CPU:

Process (count) CPU (Source - Location)

Brave Browser Helper (Renderer) (85) 843.06 % (Brave Software, Inc.)

Brave Version v1.44.105 (Sep 30th, 2022)

Hope this gets sorted out soon.


@SaltyBanana @mattches @steeven Please help. thanks

Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in settings to see if this resolves the issue?

You’ll find this in Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

Already tried this and a bunch of stuff recommended on another post but it was still going. What worked for me was killing the process with activity monitor and restarting my computer, along with anything else. Could it be possible for this process to be triggering Help Viewer as well?

Can you please take a screenshot of Brave in your Activity Monitor with the offending process showing (similar to what I’ve taken below)?

Sure, but now it’s not using as much resources as it previously was.

Is there a particular site and/or extension you were using at the time that you can think of that may have been responsible? Perhaps something relatively heavy like video streaming (Netflix, Hulu, etc) or a gaming site/in-browser game?

I’ve been trying as hard as I can to think of this, but I have almost the same websites opened now as I had at that time.

Would look at the internal task manager in Brave to get more accurate breakdown of resources

→ More Tools → Task Manager

Should I post a screenshot of this? Although it’s not showing a lot of activity at the moment


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