There are three popular web browsers on Linux: Konqueror, Mozilla and Netscape communicator. Konqueror and Mozilla are my favorite. You can disable Java scripting with both of these. You can also connect through a Proxy server, enable cryptography, and support Netscape plug-ins.
Mozilla handles your downloads. If you save a web page, it saves all the pictures within the web page. It also controls privacy and security. In the newer version on Mandrake 9.1, Mozilla handles the popups in the private and security option.
You should check them out to decide which one will be your favorite… so enjoy!