Download PDF in PDF not Brave HTML

Version: 1.30.87 Chromium: 94.0.4606.71 (Official Build) (64-bit).
I’m NOT a tech guy (so I don’t know what I’m doing). Recently installed Brave as my browser. When I download a PDF document from the Internet, it is saved on my hard drive as a Brave HTML document (the icon for the document is the Brave Lion instead of the Adobe PDF icon.
In fact, now ALL my PDF files on my hard drive show the Brave Lion icon instead of the Adobe icon. Good grief, what Have I done???). I Googled the issue and the only things I can find are several years old, so their solutions to follow the dig-down don’t match my version of Brave (Menu/Settings/…etc.). How do I tell Brave to download and save to my hard drive a PDF document in PDF format instead of in Brave HTML format. I even closed Brave and them opened my old Chrome browser, and even when using Chrome (instead of Brave), a PDF file is saved as an HTML document instead of PDF format. How do I change all of my PDF files on my hard drive back to showing the Adobe PDF icon instead of the Brave Lion icon? Very frustrating. Please help. Thank you.

I have the same issue. Disappointed to see that none of the support staff have bothered to reply to you. Doesn’t bode well for my own help request…

A sample pdf page? Using the https://www.orimi.com/pdf-test.pdf test pdf via google:

I have the same issue, this is the first time it has occurred in all the time of using Brave.
a) why does this happen out of the blue
b) how do I change it back to only showing as a PDF

I am also not a tech person, thus please provide easy steps to follow.

Thank you