Sordum, which is well-known for developing several Windows-based utility software, has announced that it has discontinued modifying its Defender Control software. For those who are not aware, Defender Control v2.0 and up allowed users to disable Windows Defender on systems, including Windows 11.
Users have reported problems and difficulties in their systems, whereby they may not open or re-enable Microsoft Defender if they had otherwise disabled it using the Defender Control utility. Sordum believes that Microsoft is at fault here, as Windows attempts to repair Defender in the event it is force-disabled and hence corrupts the files.
Sordum has updated its last release with the following warning about the problem.
After turning off Defender with Defender Control, it cannot be opened again. Although it never causes this error on our systems. Microsoft is constantly taking measures because it does not want Defender to be turned off completely. However, when a defender is turned off, a windows update or windows component is trying to repair Defender, and as a result it may be corrupt. This is why we will no longer update this program.
The Sordum.org team has formed a new team.
Although Sordum continues to provide a clean report for its Defender Control on Virus Total, 55 out of 72 security product manufacturers are currently labeling Defender Control as vile.