-Use a browser that is more secure like Safari, Firefox, or Chrome.
-Enable ad blocking.
-Use a site-specific browser such as OmniWeb (Safari) or Prism (Firefox).
-Use restrictive firewall methods (goes along with the SSB idea above)
-Run your browser(s) sandboxed with a program like Sandboxie.
-Run a Virtual Machine and browse/download inside of it.
-If you really really are paranoid or want to be ultimately sure, use a bootable Linux distro.
There's lots of things along the lines of the above mentioned that are equally as useful. Just be careful what you click on and what you agree to download will go longer than just about any other one thing in terms of safe web browsing in general.
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