Proxies are still a good idea, when used with proxychains. Being able to configure nmap, hydra, telnet, etc to run with the socks4/5 is nice. However for web browsing, tor is a great idea, as well as a vpn. Configure your settings to either You > VPN > Tor or the harder way of You > Tor > VPN
1. No system is safe.
2. Aim for the the impossible.
3. Have fun in cyberspace and meatspace.