I can assure that the links that are on footer are personally checked to make sure there are no malicious codes. I have policy to not accept any gambling, porn, adult, or websites with any suspicious malicious history. And let me tell you, I get such sponsors more, I decide not to accept them.
There's a reason why footer is NOT totally encrypted, I understand a users requirement to edit footer so they can customise it. The only thing that's protected is the links.
However, I do have plans to release clean premium themes (no footer links) in the near future, just let me get in to the main scene.
P.S. Thank you everyone! I'm glad you people loved the theme.