Out of the blue a few weeks ago, I noticed my Macbook Pro (2019) 13in, 16gb ram was running extremely loud. I only had about 12 tabs open and eventually saw in Activity Monitor that Brave Browser Helper was taking up 99.5% CPU.
- Disabling hardware accelerator
- Updating Brave to 1.2.43
- Multiple restarts
- Resetting SMC
- Force quitting Brave Browser helper (just persists)
- Restarting Brave Browser (multiple times)
- Running only 1 tab of different websites (always running 99% CPU)
All to no avail.
I ended up switching back to Chrome, which is a bummer because I was enjoying Brave.
Any help is appreciated, thanks!