I personally use EasyList Standard, EasyPrivacy, and Fanboy's.
Likewise. EasyList is basically the AdBlock Plus rules.
You can control your Tracking Protection Lists from "Tools (Alt-X)\Safety\Tracking Protection".
Combine a TPL with "Tools (Alt-X)\Safety\ActiveX Filtering" and you've blocked about everything but static content.
You can toggle both safety features per-site with the blue (or gray) stop sign icon that will show up next to the refresh button when either the TPL or ActiveX Filter are (or can be) active. You can also override TPL's with custom TPL rules.