Brave Browser sometimes hangs at 100% CPU usage

CPU usage occasionally hangs at 100% and response is almost non-existent. Task Manager shows Brave to be the culprit, and Brave Task Manager shows “Extension:Brave” to be the culprit. Once I can finally get to the bottom of the Brave Task Manager and halt task “Extension:Brave”, the problem is immediately solved for the next 4 hours to several days.

The problem cannot be reproduced at will as far as I can tell, but happens spontaneously in the course of normal work. I tend to notice it more when attempting to paste a link into Facebook, but can’t really tell if that is anecdotal.

Version 1.18.78 Chromium: 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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