Quite happy with “Download Express” from www.metaproducts.com - still using the old version, I really should update, and try the non-free features out - the new version reverts to free mode if not registered.
http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html - Freshdownload has some fans - FRESH seem to have no bad habits, other than email announcements laden with ads of dubious quality.
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org - this one also has some followers, but why no screenshot on the main site?
http://www.sofotex.com/Free-Download-Manager-download_L21822.html - screenshot and reviews here… I might give this one a try myself
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/downloader/fwdown.html - some here, and the highest rated are:
Free Download Manager
Leechget 2004 - (upset some freeware fanatics with rather more crippling in the freeware version than they were happy with)
Another one not previously mentioned -
http://www.stardownloader.com/ - Free/Pro versions
I do not consider paying for a download manager - yet.
I do not consider putting up with SCUMWARE in a “free” download manager.
All the ones I’ve listed, to the best of my knowledge, have a free version that is not encumbered by adware/spyware/foistware - only minimal self-promotion of pro versions or other products.