I have done one download from cnet and it had adware, so I will try MacUpdate.
That works, but unfortunately, download.CNet.com
is sometimes your only option. If so, know that when the big green Download link on download.CNet.com
uses their adware-laced installer, there is always a clean ‘Direct Download Link’
(in smaller light blue text) below it. In addition, immediately below the main ‘Download Now’ link it now says ‘Installer Enabled’.
In order to use download.CNet.com
safely, always look for that light blue Direct Download link. If it’s NOT there, the big green download button is OK; if both are present, use the Direct Download link instead. For more on this, see Oh, CNet, how low can you go?