Thanks for all of the help, folks. I think I will stick with IE for now, but I will download Firefox and try it out here and there. I will, of course, eventually have to switch to something else being that this will be the last release of IE. I don't care for the Edge browser one iota, so perhaps Firefox will be the answer. I know that Chrome tracks just about everything, and that's been an ongoing complaint regarding that.
Time will tell. Thanks again.
I have Linux Mint on a different SSD, and I enjoy using it sometimes just to goof around, but I have never done anything sensitive with it due to the fact that I had a hard time finding any free antivirus software and such for it that was Linux ready and easily installed like on a Windows system, though I know there are programs out there. I also know that Linux is much less likely to be hack, but I still don't trust it without those types of programs. I'm also not willing to actually pay for a virus program due to the fact that, for me, it would be a waste of money.