here is what i am currently using to make browsing safer and less annoying:
- Use Firefox (duh)
- Don’t install the Flash plugin
- Turn off “Allow sites to set cookies” and keep a small whitelist
- Install this hosts file to remove most advertising
- Use TargetKiller to get rid of pages opening up in new windows
- Disable Java
It’s amazing how much faster and pleasant the web becomes if you take the garbage out..