Daniel Miessler explains why users should stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. I concur with the article, especially in recommending the use of the Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox browser, which just recently released v0.9. Yes, that is pre-1.0 code, but it will work.
I still, unfortunately, have need to use IE at work; however, I limit my use of it to known good sites at all times. I don’t have to do the IT support on my work machine, but it behooves me to not have a spyware-filled box, either.