Is there an easier way to anonymize internet usage than using TOR?

I don’t like the idea of having everything I do online being watched and stored, but I’m not really comfortable using TOR. It’s confusing and I’m afraid I might accidentally compromise my PC’s security because I’m using it. Is there anything that is as effective but easier for someone who is only moderately tech savvy to use?

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