|Suggestion #2 is worth going for.|
However, can I respectfully suggest that this source for MalwareBytes might be a little better:
Green button at top right of page.
My only reason is that CNet are likely to lumber you with a downloader and I think it best to avoid as many unwanted extras as possible. I'm less keen on CNet than I used to be.
Having said that, you always have to watch out for toolbars, virus checkers, and other goodies that come "ready ticked" with any program these days. Make sure that the only thing you install is the program you wanted - MalwareBytes free version itself in this instance, which is very good.
Seems I got the wrong end of the stick about CNet and a possible downloader (see later). The generalities about watching out for unwanted goodies apply as always, but that's all.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks