FreshDownload (now in 7.12 form) is free, very efficient and is completely ads free; downloads can be paused/resumed as necessary and it will continue a download even after a lost connection.
It is updated on a regular basis and can be found at click here
I have a Desktop (shortcut) to an FDdownloads folder - this also creates a backup of whatever is downloaded and can be useful, particularly in the case of Windows updates, to burn to a CD-R in multisession form until full as further backup.
Other useful utilities are also on offer.
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