In a photo forum I use we can use clickable links, but one member refuses to use them, and gives the following reasons. Your expert/opinons would be very much appreciated/
"In my humble opinion only a fool would open a link from a complete stranger. Me I would make a note of the site then allow my security software to scan it before I opened it ie http:// hackers are us..... do you get the point"
You can scan a link with the Dr.Web plugin click here The results are usually in Russian but you will get the idea. It seems to scan for malicious scripts and is very quick but I have no idea how effective it is. (The plugin won't conflict with your existing anti virus.)
(For anyone using Opera, you can add SiteAdvisor to the right click menu by adding a line to the standard menu .ini file. Using this method, you can right click a link, choose SiteAdvisor, and the SiteAdvisor page about the link will open up. This means you get the information before opening the link. The line to add to the bottom of the "Link Popup Menu" in the standard menu .ini file is as follows, include the quotes :)
"SiteAdvisor" = copy link & go to page, "click here"