Windows 10 - Download Failed - Network Error

Description of the issue:
I am on Windows 10 and started using Brave. Initially I had a few downloads fail and simply clicked ‘Resume’ one or more times and it worked.
Now all downloads fail: ‘Failed - Network Error’, yet on all other browsers I have installed, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, downloads work fine.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Download any file on the web

Expected result:

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Brave is up to date
Version 1.18.70 Chromium: 87.0.4280.101 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
I have Bitdefender Total Security installed, but the log files don’t show anything in regards of restricted filed Downloads or anything else that would indicate a failed download caused by Bitdefender

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