Shepherd's Staff 2020 Version (8.8), release 20200819
Late Friday, August 14, 2020, we became aware that Microsoft released an update to their Microsoft Defender Antivirus software that incorrectly flags Shepherd's Staff as a threat. This means that Microsoft quarantines the main application file and the corresponding shortcut, making it inaccessible.
To be clear, Shepherd's Staff is a completely safe application and no updates were released to the software that caused this issue; it is only an unexpected change in Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
Service Pack Download
The Shepherd's Staff development team has identified the part of the codebase that appears suspicious to Microsoft and has corrected it with a service pack.
This service pack is available for download for your specific version of Shepherd's Staff using the following links. Please follow the installation instructions on the download page.