|When you attempt to download something, what happens? Do you get an error message? If so what does it say? Does the download start and then stop?|
Does 'EI 6.0' mean IE 6.0?
See if you can do a 'repair internet exploer':
You can probably download something like malwarebytes:
on another computer, burn it to a cd and run it on your ME machine. (I'm not sure if you can run it from the cd so copy it to the ME hard drive first)
Obama's a 2012'er. That explains EVERYTHING..