No! I spoke too early - the intermittend problems with Chrome freezing still occurs even with the new InetCtrl67.dll 's!
I also get these error messages popping up in a new Chrome tab:
I used to get the idea that it is triggered by any web page that contains many small files (like google image search), but lately I can not reproduce that. It could happen at any time, and then ALL my Chrome tabs are frozen. Sometimes I can work for hours without getting the problem, other times it can become something like 2 minute frozen and then 1 minute running.
I checked my hosts file - it is still the original Win 7 version.