If you're using Acrobat or Adobe Reader, the hyperlinks may be "created" on the fly using a setting in the PDF reader.
Look at Preferences > General and uncheck Create Links from URLs.
I am exporting from InDesign CS6. Are there distiller preferences somewhere and where are they so I can change?
You are bloody brilliant!!! Spend an hour on Adobe chat and only wasted my time.
It's just up to the viewing instance, Adobe Reader or Acrobat.
A preference set in the app there like Steve already said.
So the end user decides.
Just in case you didn't see it, THANKS!!!! All is good now.