Chrome suddenly laggy

Yesterday, in the middle of a browsing session, Chrome became very laggy. I/O and mouse pointer changes lag every few seconds for 1-3 seconds or so. I've tried disabling extentsions, wiping cookies and even changed to OpenDNS. No luck.

Anyone have any ideas? I don't go to weird destinations, and my malware checks come up clean. I don't see extreme cpu usage or memory usaged, but I run 9 tabs and I have noticed that Chrome opens about 30 processes related to those. Not sure if that is normal.

Its related to flash typically. Turn on click to play content.
https://www.wired.com/2014/10/google...

That's been on "ask before playing" forever... Just tried turning off hw accel but that didn't fix it. I appreciate the help though.

I'm afraid I accidentally clicked into a click farm with bad ads, but none of my security software alerted or finds anything wrong.

Is something hitting the hard disk a lot? Usually that’s what causes these things in my experience.

Nope. Disk hanging around 3% atm and very laggy. And only this app...

Have you tried resetting chrome?

https://support.google.com/chrome/an...

And run malwarebytes just to be sure.

Yep, tried both, no luck. Starting to wonder if it updated yesterday or something...

I played a music video on Youtube and the video lagged every few seconds, while the sound playback was flawless. I wonder if there was a new Chrome build that screwed up their video codecs or something.

I don't know. I've been using Chrome for a long while and often get frustrated with how much of a laggy, memory hog it is, even when I don't have a lot of tabs open. I've tried a lot of the various techniques to speed things up with it and with the computer in general, but at best, they are only temporary fixes until it all starts up again. It's just so aggravating to click on something and then have Chrome start doing it's "wait until I finish going through my latest conniption fit" before it will actually do what I want.

Hitman Pro is amazing at finding all sorts of adware, cookies and registry entries that Malwarebytes misses.

It is my go to anti-malware software.

I'll try that, Fang, thanks.

Hmm. Hitman Pro found nothing but tracking cookies. In order to do the temp auth, though, I had to reboot again. (I've done that several times.) This time. Chrome came up totally clean, without my standard 13 or so tabs. And it's fine!

So I guess it's something to do with one of the pages, since my extensions are all up and running. I'll have to experiment and figure out which one it is.

Thanks for the help!

And the problem is back this morning...

Robear wrote:

And the problem is back this morning...

Do you log into Chrome? If so, try a guest or other login account that uses different settings.

Years ago I had an issue that only happened with my account which was likely due to an extension or plugin misbehaving.

I had at one point logged out, and didn't log back in. So not that.

I fixed it by reverting to Firefox. I abandoned that in version 47 due to all sorts of issues; it's now at 64 and running with the same bookmarks, the same extensions, even with the same cookies imported, but not lagging.

Robear wrote:

I had at one point logged out, and didn't log back in. So not that.

I fixed it by reverting to Firefox. I abandoned that in version 47 due to all sorts of issues; it's now at 64 and running with the same bookmarks, the same extensions, even with the same cookies imported, but not lagging.

LOL. The browser dance. I'm familiar.

What version of Chrome were you on? Stable?

I've actually been bouncing back and forth between Firefox and Chrome because it seems like I hit similar problems regardless, after X amount of time.

I don't recommend activating Fission in Firefox yet.

Were you using any interesting flags? That's something else I've backed off of in both Firefox and Chrome.

I dig Firefox these days but a major feature I appreciate from Chrome that's missing in FF is the ability to control permissions for extensions. In FF it's either all or nothing when you install one.

The default security settings wreak havoc on captcha sites, too. I can't imagine the average person wants to spend this much time whitelisting eBay and similar sites. And I really, really doubt most site creators will give enough of a crap to properly set cross-site domain cookie/tracking settings anytime soon.

It was a year ago. I *think* resetting it and upgrading fixed it, but honestly I don't remember.

Ok, this line of questioning may seem odd, but

1. Are you running the hangouts in chrome?
if yes 2. Are you running more then two monitors
if yes remove the hangouts plugin from chrome.

For some reason, the hangout apps cause chrome to lag. Mouse cursor starts chopping, scrolling gets laggy. But it only happens when running three monitors (I had 6 in this case). And it is a bug with the hangouts app, as soon as I kill it everything works fine again.

Nope, and nope. Have not had issues with it for a while, but moved to Firefox (again) for other reasons. Thanks though!

I am an Edge Chromium convert. I quit a Chrome ages ago for Firefox, but something never felt quite right. When I tried the dev version of Edge I was immediately intrigued. It looked and felt like Chrome, but without all the Google bullsh*t.

Now that it’s live it’s become my main browser. All my old extensions work, and I’m free from Google (for the most part).