|whatever browser you use, you can always get infected. What you can do to make your browsing better is by optimizing your IE setting and getting a good antivirus program. |
Although, it doesn't mean that your computer will be 100% virus free, it is better than leaving your computer open to every intrusions.
I'd go for the more popular ones since there would normally be a have a support team to assist you when something goes wrong.
Also, you can learn virus troubleshooting on your own. It's pretty easy.
Search about process explorer and autoruns. You won't need any antivirus anymore once you learn them.