Recently, I've realized whenever I try to access any PDF or download any EXE file using Windows 10, it never downloads.

It's constantly stuck in "Waiting for connection", it happens in all browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, Edge).

However, if I boot up a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box, I can download and access these same files in Ubantu.

What is causing this? I've tried disabling all anti-viruses, firewalls, doing a Malwarebytes scan etc.

Nothing seems to work. Driving me nuts!