what chrome version are you using ?
go to extensions page (settings, tools, extensions)
disable ABP (I guess 1.8.1 version ?)
install the last dev build and re-test for the freezing
the last dev build:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ifjjdoepkn
tell me what filter lists are you using ==> click ABP icon, options, "filter lists" tab