The only reason I use Google Chrome (besides that it’s fast) is that I can install an ad blocker. It not only makes websites a lot faster, but also more stable, secure and less cluttered. And I am aware that many websites rely on ads as their main revenue channel – and I am willing to accept some ads – but when 40% of the space is used for ads, it’s just too much. Anyway, i just found a solution to block ads in Internet Explorer (also the modern version of Windows 8.1): Tracking Protection Lists. There, you can add EasyList Standard (the list AdBlock uses too) and Stop Google Tracking, if you want.
Now I can use Internet Explorer without ads, and enjoy the most secure & energy-saving browser, and let the tabs sync to my other devices (Lumia & Surface)!