@Cybertooth yes I do use Nod32. I hadn’t even considered that could be a problem as I’ve been using it forever and it’s never caused me any issues in the past. I’ve just skimmed the thread you mentioned and have uninstalled Nod32 and rebooted. Currently typing this in Brave and it hasn’t crashed for at least 5 minutes (500% improvement).
More worryingly regarding Nod32, ESET apparently considers it a legacy product and have no plans to update it. ClamAV it is then until I find something better.
Thanks for the find. I hate using Firefox as it has its own issues. Be happy to be able to use Brave again on a more permanent basis!
Additionally, apologies to the Brave devs for assuming the problem was in their code!