Description of the issue:
Recently, maybe about 2 weeks now, I would see Brave Browser Helper process have a high CPU usage ~98% while I am browsing. This started to happen after the recent quick succession of updates.
I now looked at the Brave Task Manager and see the Utility: Bat Ads Service is the culprit, I see it jump to the ~98% CPU usage mark while browsing various websites/web applications.
I disabled hardware acceleration, and just today disabled uBlock extension. Other than that I have not made any other changes.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Open Brave Browser
- Open Brave Task Manager
- Browser various sites/web apps
- Observe Utility: Bat Ads Service CPU usage shoot up to ~97% to ~98%
Not have alarmingly high Utility: Bat Ads Service CPU usage.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.29.81 Chromium: 93.0.4577.82 (Official Build) (x86_64)
macOS Catalina version 10.15.5 (19F96)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB