Well, it turns out it was my AV causing the issue but it was not informing me it was doing so. So I disabled everything for the few moments it took to redownload the file and what do you know, it downloaded with no issues whatsoever. For reference purposes, I use Avast. It wasn't telling me that is was blocking the file from downloading.
I'm sure avast has some sort of exception list that you can use.. might wanna take a few mins and find out.. so you can turn your AV back on