I have been using Google Chrome for more than over an year. First it was on my Windows 7 desktop and then on my brand new Dell studio laptop.
It runs great on my desktop but crashes often and i mean very often on my laptop. Whenever I would try to open twitter some index page file gets downloaded, If I open a site with facebook connect or facebook fan module, a file named fan gets downloaded. I tried everything from clearing cache , history, cookies and even uninstalling and reinstalling Google chrome, but no use.
I decided to dig deep and compared with my desktop and found that Internet Download Manager is the culprit. Just disable Advanced integration in Internet download manager and have fun and crash free experience.
Two days since any crashes and I am in love with Google Chrome again.
1. Open Internet Download Manager and goto Downloads menu.
2. Goto options and then in General Tab.
3. Uncheck Google Chrome in the advanced integration box.
4. Have Fun !