Probably not. Ever since Microsoft introduced ActiveX with IE3 way back when, that is what opened the door to malware. So until Microsoft completely redesigns ActiveX, which they'll never do because it would likely break like 90% (or more) of all the ActiveX controls out there, including Windows Update, it will continue to be the giant crater-like hole in the security wall of Internet Explorer.
Of course if you're only visiting reputable sites, like say Amazon, Wikipedia, or Cnet for example, you should have a pretty low chance of ever getting malware. Every company these days tends to outsource ads to a third party company, and sometimes those third party companies don't do a very good job of vetting customers. So sometimes it will happen that a reputable site will inadvertently end up displaying a boobytrapped ad, but the odds of that should be pretty close to none. Meaning if you find yourself routinely besieged by malware every time you use IE, you are probably visiting sites you shouldn't be, especially with IE. Or there's something else about the specific way in which you use IE that you're not telling us.
Whenever I use IE9, virus attacks, malware attacks, and I'm wondering if it's better to upgrade to IE10?
I only use IE9 when I have to...normally I use Opera and Chrome.