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Windows 7: Are hyper links in Onenote safe?

09 Jan 2015   #1
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Are hyper links in Onenote safe?

I hope this question isn't too stupid. I'm not sure about hyper links.
I understand they are convenient but are hyper links in Onenote safe?
When clipping articles and such, is OK to leave all those hyper links there or should I delete them?


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10 Jan 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FeZj7AodN3sAMA

**Their is no such thing as a stupid question.**

I don't have a problem with Hyperlinks like above because it tells me where it is sending me to. I can decide whether or not I want to go to Malwarebytes.org or not.

When you Hyperlink a forum tutorial that sometimes doesn't tell you where it is going to send you.
I do it this way so other members know. Like this.

Tutorial by Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

To answer your question.

If a Hyperlink is safe it will be safe where ever you put it.
One exception I can think of.

A safe Hyperlink today when you save it might not be safe tomorrow if for what ever reason the place it sends you to has been infected after you save it.

If I was going to copy and save a article off the internet and didn't need the Hyperlinks I would remove them. You have altered the article so I wouldn't recommend using the article as a quote.
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10 Jan 2015   #3
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FeZj7AodN3sAMA

I don't have a problem with Hyperlinks like above because it tells me where it is sending me to. I can decide whether or not I want to go to Malwarebytes.org or not.

When you Hyperlink a forum tutorial that sometimes doesn't tell you where it is going to send you.
I do it this way so other members know. Like this.

Tutorial by Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

To answer your question.

If a Hyperlink is safe it will be safe where ever up put it.
One exception I can think of.

A safe Hyperlink today when you save it might not be safe tomorrow if for what ever reason the place it send you to has been infected after you save it.

If I was going to copy and save a article off the internet and didn't need the Hyperlinks I would remove them.
OK. Thanks Layback Bear. So they are safe as long as one knows where they link to.
Also while I'm here... are hot links and hyper links the same thing? I looked this up and could not find an answer.
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10 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Any link is safe as long as you do not click on it. A hyperlink by itself cannot do anything.
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10 Jan 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm Layback Bear
I just posted a Tutorial by Golden.

I really haven't ever heard of a Hotlink.

From your post #3
Quote:
So they are safe as long as one knows where they link to
No not exactly.
If I know where the Hyperlink is going to send me I can decide whether I do or do not want to go there and take a chance.

You won't know if it is safe until you go there.

Example:

If you are reading a article and it has tick HERE for a free computer tune up.
No way in hell am I going to tick on HERE. You don't know where HERE is going to send you.
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10 Jan 2015   #6
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Any link is safe as long as you do not click on it. A hyperlink by itself cannot do anything.
Yes, I understand that whs, like spam in email etc...
I don't go to weird websites... at least I don't think I do.
I just like clipping articles etc. and was wondering about all the hyperlinks that transfer over with the clip.
I usually copy and paste because I find it faster.
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10 Jan 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you whs for saying so much in so few words. I typed for 10 minutes trying to say the same thing.
You are absolutely correct.

My only concern would be if I sent that article to someone and they would tick on the Hyperlink.
Not knowing whether the Hyperlinks are safe or not I would leave them out of the article before I sent it to someone.
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10 Jan 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you paste into a Notepad, then the hyperlinks disappear.
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10 Jan 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Thank you whs for saying so much in so few words. I typed for 10 minutes trying to say the same thing.
You are absolutely correct.
This was really funny. Thank you Jack.
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10 Jan 2015   #10
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm Layback Bear
I just posted a Tutorial by Golden.

I really haven't ever heard of a Hotlink.

From your post #3
Quote:
So they are safe as long as one knows where they link to
No not exactly.
If I know where the Hyperlink is going to send me I can decide whether I do or do not want to go there and take a chance.

You won't know if it is safe until you go there.

Example:

If you are reading a article and it has tick HERE for a free computer tune up.
No way in hell am I going to tick on HERE. You don't know where HERE is going to send you.
OH geez, yes of coarse, sorry Layback Bear. I got distracted.
Yes, I understand. I wouldn't click there either.
Thanks for the clarification.
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