Re: @Mark Allen - Surely a simple answer
> And, of course, they say, in big letters, "This program wants to access your System Restore data to return to your old settings. Please click here to approve this"...
In your world, I suppose they should say "this operating system needs to access your computer's memory. Please click to approve this" about 8 billion times per microsecond.
Seriously? You object to the system using System Restore to restore your system? Or you're just being a bloody idiot? Which is it?