I recently started using InPrivate browsing with IE8 but not sure exactly how well it prevents websites I visit from extracting information from my computer or browsing sessions. Only reason I'm using IE is because it integrates well with other Microsoft products I have installed like: Office and Outlook. Is there a better, more secure browser than IE?
EDIT: Adendum, This is a question I posted some time ago which is now the focus of the internet privacy debate! I am very skeptical when it comes to surfing the net. Once a computer is linked to the outside world, it may be vulnerable to passive spying, attack, etc. thus reason why I have a physically separate computer, with no private/confidential data, exclusively for connecting to the internet. I JUST DON'T TRUST IT!