Actually the best solution is to avoid IE altogether. ;-)
FF version up to 20.0.1, I ditched FF some time ago after almost 10 years of use. Biggest annoyance is the constant crashing of Flash, almost every site requires Flash now so it's Mozilla that is having the issues.
I've managed to customize Chrome to just about mimic my FF install ( I did like the FF UI).
Another good browser option is Opera
, very fast and stable.