I don't believe that you have a problem by just clicking on the link, it's when you dig deeper by further link clicking. Anyway, looks like Dave has removed those posts.
The time I had my problem, it disabled my internet tools/email accounts and also prevented me from accessing some of my working files. As I said previously, It took days (which I could have used more productively) to finally get it out of my system.
Since then, I have always been wary of anything with a link that I am not expecting, but when the other week, it was a link in an email from a friend, I suspected nothing until I clicked on his link. Then the page I was presented with, was telling me that my PC was infected with x number of virus's and to click on another link to launch a programme to get rid of them. I've been down that road and didn't want to go again, so I contacted the friend, and he was unaware that these emails were being sent out under his email address.
The clue was tiny.cc etc. A search on Google explained that it is a hyperlink to a malware launching site.
The opposite of this scenario is when you get the chain letter warning of an email circulating virus. It's normally a hoax, and people tend to pass it on without first of all doing a check via Google, which will then give you trusted links to sites that will dispel the rumours.
I'm no expert, but I had my first computer in 1980. I've learnt over the years to be very cautious, and if you suspect something isn't right, resist the temptation and delete it. Then try checking it out via Google.