Just to reaffirm, as long as I don't click this link I'll be fine, correct?
Yes you should be fine.
I tested this in a virtual box and this is what happens: You get the message from the friend, click the link, that opens a new webpage in your browser, a file prompt comes up for you to save or run. At this point you are still not infected. If you click run the virus installs and you are infected. If you click save, you will have a file saved (wherever you chose to save it) but you are not infected if you only chose to save the file. If you open that saved file, the virus installs.
Only if you have physically opened or clicked run on the screen.scr will you become infected with this current version.
Also another UPDATE: one of my friends got back to me (I sent them a text to run scans on their pc and then change their password on steam and other accounts) they were infected with a virus. Unfortunately they have not sent me any info on that infection, I believe it was a key logger of some sort and this is how their steam account was hacked.
I am still concerned by the fact that 2 of my friends were sent the same message from different friends that I do not even have on my list. I suspect this is a fairly large issue at the moment.
Edited by zingo156, 18 November 2014 - 09:48 PM.