Back in the day, there was a company called TechTracker that tracked OS X update apps, and other platforms. It eventually was purchased by CNET and folded into the abysmal mess, downloads.com. Fortunately, we always had MacUpdate, and while it evolved over time to a place that sells software bundles and its own service, MacUpdate was generally a safe place to go software searching.
One of my most read articles (accessed around 20,000 times) is a tutorial that walks through how to add text-tones to the iPhone using ifile. In this, I recommended using a package of Mac OS Classic sounds and linked to none other than Mac Update.
Here's what happens today when you try to link download it today:
So far so good...
The download URL is to a zip file, but DMG?
So much for a good thing, instead of the expected content, in this case, a zip containing classic OS 9 sound files, I got a mislabeled, which struck me as nefarious. It's misleading and wrong. Not to be detoured so easily, I tried grabbing the URL to the file directly https://www.macupdate.com/download/19079/macossounds.zip. Still, I was given the same damned DMG. It appears that the ID number in the URL now just redirects to an ID number to the mislabeled dmg as https://www.macupdate.com/download/19079 grabs the same file. I suspect for all hosted files now just use a reference ID to the old expected file and returns a DMG with a like name to the same installer DMG. I'm sure the update manager is nice and wonderful but I do not want it. Instea, your website is directly trying to deceive me into installing it. So MacUpdate, I'm calling you out.