My PC froze when I was trying to play counter strike 2D - my next post will be about this.
Anyway - I was in the middle of getting a 200Mb file...(another game that if its any good will get a post) and then it was gone!! so I decided to get a download manager that went with firefox.
Flash Got seems pretty good, it creates a middle layer between firefox and most download managers. it adds stuff to the menu and the save file dialog.
the next task was to get a download manager - i chose free download manager... well its free! and there are no ads (none that i have seen yet). its simple and does exactly what i want, can shutdown, limit speed, parallel downloads. yay!