Free ‘Armistice’ Access to Military Records

In case you have not noticed, this Armistice-100 weekend has brought free military record offers from Ancestry/Fold3, FindMyPast and MyHeritage.

If you think it all finished at 11am on 11-11-1918, have a read of this blog post:
The war that did not end at 11am on 11 November

A change of Anti-Virus Software

Why change?

In my case it has been (sort of) forced upon me. I used to run Agnitum Outpost Security Suite for which I bought a lifetime licence (at a good price) many years ago when I was running Windows XP. In 2015 Agnitum was bought out and my licence was converted into two years of Kaspersky Labs product. Those two years have come to an end.

Well before President Trump took against Kaspersky I was contemplating change for a number of fairly minor reasons. One was that I has on several occasions had to disable Kaspersky (including a reboot) in order to allow an installer to run. Another was that it seemed to sometimes make my laptop/netbook sluggish. I think this is because the four different types of scan could sometimes happen at the same time and, apparently, there is no internal protection about running 2, 3 or even 4 scans at the same time!

So, what choices are there? I was also aware of a PUG (Pedigree Users Group) member whose licence was ending and concerned that the obvious move would result in AV protection but no firewall.

I am not an expert on Anti-Virus or Firewall software.

This series of blogs simply describes how I made my choices …

… to be contiued

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