Re: Is the risk worth it…
Stay away from those "free" versions of Photoshop from those sites with blinking download buttons everywhere and popup ads.
Just go to the source, where the app developer lives. That ought to do it. And pay if you are required to.
Never ever got any virus from any legit site.
Got some malware-like crap from Adobe, and Google too has some awful stuff that is hard to kill. But apart from being annoying and sucking CPU they don't damage anything.