[quotemsg=18101746,0,114152]Couldn't you use this to your advantage and run some bogus WMI analysis system to automatically disable scripted malware by their own hand.[/quotemsg]The article says HitManPro.Alert 3 does exactly this.
I'd also tend to think that making any sort of checks for ones IP, recent file history, etc. could be used to detect suspicious malware. I think there are probably few or no legitimate docs which do those things.
After reading about the hastening decline of the PC market, I can say one thing we won't miss about PCs is malware. Sure, hackers will just focus more on the cloud, but at least that tends to be better secured than the typical home PC.
[quotemsg=18101854,0,47340]These time and money wasting games will continue until the last thing convicted malware authors hear is "Game Over," before someone ruins their day with a single large caliber round to the back of the head.[/quotemsg]Keep dreaming. Most of these folks are operating in jurisdictions where their victims' governments can't touch them. And I'll bet a fair few are in organized crime syndicates that would protect them from any street justice people might try to carry out.
But I do remember reading about a spammer who had been murdered, like 10 years ago...