How to stay on top of virus/spyware threats in the company

Need to get information on how to stay on top of virus threats/spyware while working in companies.  Good websites, tools, books, etc.
Work for a smaller company that does not have all the resources of bigger companies.
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Solo PascualIT SupportAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is simpler than all of that.

A. There is no one antivirus solution that protects completely. ALL A/V solutions are rear-guard applications protecting after the virus has struck. Still you need A/V and I combine top name brand A/V (almost always paid for) and Malwarebytes when I need it.

B. Use common sense and train people not to fall victim to dodgy links. Young people in particular (not wise to the ways of the world) should be taught to spot fraudulent links and what to look for in dodgy sites. Don't fall for pretty pictures or sob stories. Delete suspect emails without opening.

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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

Install quality antivirus and real-time anti-spyware protection, Keep anti-malware applications current, Perform daily scans, Disable autorun, Disable image previews in Outlook, Don't click on email links or attachments, Block some unwanted sites, Use a hardware-based firewall, Deploy DNS protection

Here are some links
http://home.mcafee.com/advicecenter/?id=ad_vp_damatht&ctst=1
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/viruses-spyware-malware-etc-explained-understanding-online-threats/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ie/windows/understanding-security-safe-computing#1TC=windows-7
https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?l=en_US&urlname=How-to-avoid-viruses-and-threats
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
https://www.sans.org/security-resources/
Has lots of free learning resources.

https://www.av-test.org/en/news/
The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyse it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform our customers of the top-quality results obtained
Solo PascualIT SupportAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much!  that should get me started.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@losgadas - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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