I know a lot of people here have a problem with internet explorer. I always did so I seldom use it. Why?
I find it unstable and it has vast security isses, the latest one concerning java applets. In other words, the java can be hijacked by hackers who can access private information about you.
Microsoft being who they are, a bunch of idiots, must have purposely left holes for hackers to get into this browser, either that or they really are a bunch of idiots!
I use a browser called Opera, I dont think it is free, but you can get a free working copy, but it carries ads.
The Opera browser, has very high encryption, and can mimic other browsers, it doesnt cache webpages unless you want, and control is so easy, also the java is pretty stable, and it has a built in pop-up stopper.
The finer points are that I can open the browser, and it autologs me in, to all my sites, as it remembers its previous state, and the webpages are like a card file system, so its easy to just flick from one website to another with the click of a mouse.
Another reason to use it, is that it is 'open source' software, which means that it is programmed to make it difficult for hackers to even bother with, and much more a stable platform.
Its whatever floats your boat