This has happened sporadically since the last update. My computer slows down to the point where I can no longer type. Opening Windows Task Manager I see that there are multiple instances of Brave running. This seems normal for Chrome-based browsers. However, one instance is unusually high in memory use, somewhere between 2.5 GB’s to as much as 3 GB’s of physical memory being used and growing as if it is doing something autonomously And this is usually the instance that does not close when I shut down Brave. I have to go into Task Manager and end the process manually.
I have tried to take a screen shot of the Task Manager window but all the processes are so slow that it has not worked. I will try again next time it happens.
Anyway - I wanted to bring this to your intention. Interestingly enough, once Brave has been manually terminated, I can open it again without immediate problem. Perhaps just a glitch with my system, but it seemed worth noting.
Laptop: Sony VAIO. 4 GB Memory. 300 GB HD.
Browsers used concurrently: Brave, Opera, and Firefox.