Release Notes for Windows Beta

Starting with Windows Version 8.0.38, all versions support either Internet Accountability or Screen Accountability™, depending on your account settings.

Windows Beta 8.0.47

Released February 19, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Added a notification when an account switches between Internet Accountability and Screen Accountability.
  • Updated the interface to switch between users instead of signing out.
  • Fixed a bug that prevents some members from going online after installing.

Windows Beta 8.0.38

Released January 29, 2019

Updates for all members:

  • Improved notification system.
  • Miscellaneous other fixes.

Updates for members using Screen Accountability:

  • Improved screen analysis.
  • Added app names and window titles to reported images.
  • Added porn blocking through CleanBrowsing.
  • Covenant Eyes servers only receive blurred images.

Windows Beta 8.0.6

Released September 11, 2018

Updated the Firefox extension.

The Installer now checks for and closes the following processes automatically:

  • Google Chrome (also Chromium)
  • Mozilla Firefox (also Tor Browser)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Brave
  • UC Browser
  • Opera
  • Vivaldi
  • Torch
  • Maxthon

Improved compatibility with the following apps:

  • Sage 300 CRE (Construction and Real Estate) components (formerly Timberline Office)
  • Bluestacks (Android emulator)
  • Nox (Android emulator)
  • LogMeIn Client
  • Rockwell Automation Software (Studio 5000, RSLogix, RSLinx, FactoryTalk, VantagePoint)
  • Yandex.Disk Desktop application
  • Vonage Desktop Application
  • Apple iTunes
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Hypertherm Design2Fab (CAD/CAM Software)
  • Sabre Red Workspace (Sabre Travel Network Booking)
  • Epilog Laser Job Manager
  • HP printer communication services
  • Canon printer communication services
  • Faro Ion Laser Tracker (plugin for InnovMetric PolyWorks MS 2018)
  • ELK Products M1 (Security and Automation Control System)
  • LTS Security System
  • RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol, used by security cameras like Luma Surveillance)
  • Sierra Charts (Stock Trading Platform)
  • Cook’n Classic Desktop Application
  • SVN (command line version of revision control tool)
  • Commit Monitor (SVN repository monitor)
  • JetBrains PHPStorm IDE
  • Composer PHP Dependency Manager
  • Warframe (Steam game)

Windows Beta 7.2.91

Released July 17, 2018

  • Adjusted the number of restart attempts after Covenant Eyes crashes.
  • Users installing or updating from Covenant Eyes version 7.2.0 or later no longer need to restart their computers.
  • Various backend fixes to make troubleshooting easier.
  • Completely redesigned the installer.
  • Other visual adjustments.

Windows Beta 7.2.81

Released May 3, 2018

  • Added auto-update feature.
  • Improved detection of multiple instances of Covenant Eyes running.
  • Added support to improve customer service experience.
  • Added notification dialog upon refreshing Covenant Eyes.
  • Improved SafeSearch functionality.
  • Locked SafeSearch in the following websites:

Improved Compatibility With:


  • Bullguard (antivirus)
  • Discord (voice and text chat app for gamers)
  • Mail App (Windows 10)
  • Media Portal
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (email client)
  • OpenEdge
  • Sage ACT!
  • Sage Business Works
  • Sage Payment Solutions
  • Rockwell Automation Software: Studio 5000, RSLogix, RSLinx, FactoryTalk


  • DCS World
  • Diablo III
  • Oculus Rift (VR device)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Ubisoft Uplay (game launcher)

Windows Beta 7.2.66

Released March 20, 2018

  • Fixed issue with recognizing updates.
  • Upgraded to InstallShield 2018.

Windows Beta 7.2.64

Released February 28, 2018

  • Improved bug/error reporting process.
  • Added menu item to system tray notification for remote support.
  • Improved Firefox compatibility.
  • Updated copyright notices.
  • Other backend improvements.

Windows Beta 7.2.53

Released January 9, 2018

  • Updated the Firefox extension.
  • Made usability improvements to installer and uninstaller.

Improved compatibility with:

  •  Games
    • Blizzard Entertainment gaming platform
    • Fortnite
    • Command & Conquer Kane’s Wrath
    • Yatzy (Windows App store game)
    • Street Fighter V
    • League of Legends
    • Assassin’s Creed
    • Black Chip Poker (online game)
    • Second Life Virtual World
    • IMVU – 3D social networking avatars
  •  Other applications
    • Google Drive File Stream
    • Mozy Pro Backup
    • Autumn8 Chiropractic Software
    • Ford Motor Company Integrated Diagnostic Services / VCI Manager
    • TomTom HOME and MyDrive Connect
    • Dentrix
    • Boxcryptor
    • Carbonite Backup Solutions
    • CoffeCup Free FTP
    • EntireOne EntireBusiness POS
    • Evosus Retail (Point Of Sale)
    • SA International (SAi) Flexi Vinyl Cutting Software (FlexiSIGN, FlexiPRINT, FlexiDESIGNER)
    • LINE Windows social app
    • HiQnet Audio Architect by Harman Pro
    • Plex Media Server
    • Sugarsync
    • Alorica At Home Gateway V3
    • Ninja RMM
    • Filezilla
    • SMART Technologies SmartSync
    • LexisNexis Time Matters
    • Dish Anywhere
    • Blackboard Collaborate

Windows Beta 7.2.48

Released November 21, 2017

  • Updated Firefox and Chrome extensions.

Windows Beta 7.2.47

Released October 18, 2017

  • Updated the Dashboard.
  • Improved stability.

Compatibility fixes for the following applications:

  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Farmville
  • ShoreTel phone client
  • SonicWall Internet Firewall
  • Chirotouch
  • Verizon Messenger
  • AutoCad
  • Next PVR
  • HD HomeRun
  • Kodi
  • RingCentral for Windows Softphone
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Thinkorswim

Windows Beta 7.3.8

Released May 2, 2017

  • Added a fix so that an older version of Covenant Eyes can’t be installed on top of a newer MSI version.
  • Interface updates in the Advanced Configuration section.

Windows Beta Version 7.3.3

Released March 21, 2017

  • Added Winsparkle for upgrade notifications.
  • Added a progress bar during both the download and install process.
  • Fixed security issue with Steam.
  • Improved compatibility with multiple Windows users.

Compatibility fixes for the following applications:

  • Minecraft
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • NVidia
  • VMWare Horizon client
  • Mozy dependencies
  • Universal Audio
  • Railroad Accident/Incident Report Generator
  • AutoZone
  • Cisco Anypoint VPN
  • Zoom meetings
  • BitDefender

Windows Beta Version 7.2.41

Released February 16, 2017

  • Fixed upgrade notification issue.
  • Fixed upgrade issue that affected users upgrading from 5.0.
  • Filter improvements.
  • Security improvements.
  • Improved error messaging.
  • Added external CA certificate support.
  • Miscellaneous improvements.

Compatibility fixes for the following applications:

  • Bedford Catalog
  • Checkpoint VPN
  • Emacs
  • Google Music Manager
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Pharos client (printing port)
  • Razer gaming utilities
  • Realtek Audio
  • Solid Works PDM Vault
  • Zoom meetings
  • ZScaler

Windows Beta Version 7.2.37

Released January 24, 2017

Compatibility fixes for the following applications:

  • Games
    • Half-Life 2 (Gary’s Mod)
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2/3
    • Paragon
    • MapleStory
  • Business and Development Applications
    • Epson EasyMP Projector
    • VMware Horizon Client
    • Bluestacks software
    • XSplit Live Broadcast
    • Sage Timberline Office

Windows Beta Version 7.2.34

Released January 17, 2017

  • Added BugSplat for crash reporting.
  • Improved Filter error reporting.
  • Improved uninstall process.

Compatibility fixes for the following applications:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Applications
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Access
    • OneNote
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneDrive
  • Games
    • Minecraft
    • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
    • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
    • Star Trek Online
    • Epic games launcher
  • Business and development applications
    • SmartSDR from FlexRadio systems
    • Sage Timberline Office
    • Master Merchant Systems NRG POS Applications (Aria Retail Hub and POS)
    • Mozy Home Backup
    • Mozy Pro Backup
    • Crashplan
    • OmniJoin conferencing client
    • Juniper Systems: Juniper Aspect Field Mapping Solutions
    • LogMeIn client
    • XmaruView

Windows Beta Version 7.2.22

Released December 9, 2016

  • Fixed issue with Cortana.

Windows Beta Version 7.2.20

Released November 29, 2016

  • Fixed an issue when upgrading from version 7.0.0 and earlier.
  • Improved monitoring of and DuckDuckGo search engines.

Compatibility fixes for the following programs:

  • Microsoft Applications:
    • Microsoft Garage Mouse Without Borders
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Microsoft One Drive
    • Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP)
    • Microsoft Windows Media Sharing
  • Business and Development Applications:
    • Cisco Jabber
    • Creative Solutions Accounting
    • Easybid
    • IBM SPSS Statistics 24
    • NVIDIA GeForce Experience
    • Postbox E-mail client
    • Quickbooks Point of Sale
    • Rayence Xmaru Viewer
    • Skype (Downloaded from the Windows Store)
    • 3Shape Dental System
    • TortoiseSVN
    • ZBrush
  • Games and Entertainment:
    • ARK: Survival Evolved
    • Dragon Age Inquisition
    • EA Games
    • FIFA 16
    • Mass Effect 3
    • Origin Games
    • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
    • Spotify
    • World of Warcraft
    • Xbox streaming app

Windows Beta Version 7.2.11

Released October 19, 2016

  • Compatibility fixes with:
    • Battlefield 1 (trial version and estimated full version)
    • FIFA 17 (demo version and estimated full version)
    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Windows Defender

Windows Beta Version 7.2.10

Released October 13, 2016

  • Resolved an issue where the Covenant Eyes service was waking the PC from sleep mode.

Windows Beta Version 7.2.7

Released September 29, 2016

  • Improved compatibility with Outlook, Avast, Steam, and Paratext.

Windows Beta Version 7.2.4

Released August 22, 2016

  • Compatibility fixes for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, ColdFusion, and WSL File System support.

Windows Beta Version 7.2.0

Released July 21, 2016

This version does not support Windows XP or Vista.

  • Fixed filtering issues with YouTube.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with the following programs:
    • Minecraft
    • Miscellaneous Origin/EA games
    • Eagle Business Management
    • OfficeMate
    • Eaglesoft Dental
    • Microsoft Dynamics
    • Citrix
  • Added a notification of a software conflict and prevents installing Covenant Eyes when Vipre is detected.
  • Improved monitoring of Google, Bing, and Yahoo search engines.
  • Fixed installation issue after Qustodio has been uninstalled. (Qustodio is incompatible with Covenant Eyes).

Windows Beta Version 7.0.0

Released May 11, 2016

This version only supports Windows 7 and up.

  • Improved compatibility with Google Services, such as Google Analytics.

Windows Beta Version 6.0.16

Released April 12, 2016

  • Improved compatibility with Remote Desktop
  • Improved compatibility with Slingbox Jackbox, Armored Warfare, and Quickbooks
  • Fixed display issue with Time Controls message.
  • Made several user-facing messages easier to understand.
  • Fixed rare issue with Covenant Eyes icon displaying Signed Out state when signed in.
  • Improved Auto Sign In.
  • Fixed uninstaller.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version 5.9.8

Released February 2, 2016

  • Changed the way the Covenant Eyes extension for the Chrome browser is installed to comply with Google’s requirements.
  • Updated compatibility with the Sonos speaker app.

Windows Beta Version 5.7.0

Released September 11, 2015

  • Got rid of an incorrect error message with Trend Micro Antivirus on Windows 7 computers.

Windows Beta Version 5.6.12

Released August 27, 2015

  • The Covenant Eyes browser extension for Firefox now meets Firefox’s signing requirements.

Windows Beta Version 5.6.10

Released August 10, 2015

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from upgrading Covenant Eyes.

Windows Beta Version 5.6.3

Released July 30, 2015

  • Fixed bug with Internet Explorer on 64-bit Windows.

Windows Beta Version 5.6.2

Released July 28, 2015

  • Updated the installation process to no longer require administrative privileges after rebooting.
  • Various menu updates.
  • Fixed detection and handling issues related to Windows user profiles.
  • Fixed issues with local log files.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version 5.5.1

Released June 18, 2015

  • Fixed Steam gaming issues.
  • Fixed sign out crash.
  • Fixed uninstall code bug.
  • Improved IE extension.
  • Improved the dashboard.
  • Removed “Filter History and Settings” right-click menu item.

Windows Beta Version 5.4.3

Released May 20, 2015

  • Fixed upgrade crash.
  • Improved an install error message.
  • Install/uninstall log no longer disappears after rebooting the system.
  • Improved how we reset the network adapter during uninstall.
  • Added the ability to generate an Uninstall Code within the uninstaller.

Windows Beta Version 5.3.46

Released April 28, 2015

  • Fixed install issues.

Windows Beta Version 5.3.42

Released April 15, 2015

  • Automatically creates an install log.
  • Updated the Firefox extension for better reporting of blocked pages.
  • Ignores specific user-entered DNS addresses (,, and ::1).
  • Redirects major search engines to their “safe-search” versions.

Windows Beta Version 5.3.34

Released April 7, 2015

  • Fixed online gaming issues.
  • Fixed upgrade issue.
  • Updated the “Preferences” menu to make it cleaner and easier to use.
  • Updated the system status icon.
  • Several bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version 5.3.2

Released March 10, 2015

  • Significantly simplified installation by eliminating the need to disable antivirus software.
  • Updated reporting of Google searches.
  • Improved antivirus compatibility.
  • Fixed issue with uploading files.
  • Fixed several software compatibility issues.
  • Added a dashboard for viewing settings and statistics.
  • General stability improvements.

Windows Beta Version 5.2.106

Released December 17, 2014

  • Updated an internal process.

Windows Beta Version 5.2.104

Released December 12, 2014

  • Fixed issue with uninstalling Covenant Eyes.

Windows Beta Version 5.2.91

Released November 18, 2014

  • Fixed rare blue screen issue.

Windows Beta Version 5.2.87

Released November 5, 2014

  • Improved how Covenant Eyes works when switching wireless networks.
  • Improved installation on 64-bit systems.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Plex.

Windows Beta Version

Released October 22, 2014

  • Various bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version

Released October 16, 2014

  • Improved compatibility with various anti-virus programs.

Windows Beta Version

Released October 1, 2014

  • Improved compatibility with various anti-virus programs.
  • Chrome and Firefox no longer report the Covenant Eyes download as malicious.
  • Fixed occasional crashing issue on
  • Covenant Eyes now works with Microsoft Lync.
  • Resolved rare upgrade issue.

Windows Beta Version

Released September 3, 2014

  • Accountability Reports now display which application was used to access a URL.
  • URL logs generated through the software are now displayed in a web browser.
  • Various bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version

Released May 21, 2014

  • Added window that displays user’s current antivirus software.
  • Installer now asks for confirmation that user has disabled antivirus software.
  • Improved the removal tool packaged with the installer.

Windows Beta Version

Released March 6, 2014

  • Added a link to the installation process with instructions to temporarily disable antivirus software when installing.
  • Removed “Uninstall Covenant Eyes” from the start menu.
  • Added progress bar for the download portion of the installer.

Windows Beta Version

Released February 20, 2014

  • Modified the download and installation process to fix the “malicious software” message in Chrome during download.
  • Added a notification to the installation process to temporarily disable antivirus software when installing.

Windows Beta Version

Released February 13, 2014

  • Disabled Secure Search in Google to improve monitoring, filtering, and reporting.
  • Fixed an issue that caused crashing for some users, where the eye icon would disappear from the systems tray.

Windows Beta Version

Released January 29, 2014

  • Improved compliance with Google’s policy regarding extensions for the Chrome browser.

Windows Beta Version

Released January 22, 2014

  • Fixed crash with Internet Explorer when viewing videos.
  • Improved error reporting.
  • Improved installation process to prevent software conflicts and crashes.
  • Allowed access to Covenant Eyes website when not signed in to our software.
  • Several bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version

Released December 12, 2013

  • Added browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome to improve Accountability Reports.
  • Improved support for Windows 8/8.1.
  • Improved compatibility with hotspots and workplace network connections.
  • Fixed Windows 8/8.1 compatibility issues with Avast 2014 (Free version).
  • Replaced the Restart Covenant Eyes menu option with Refresh Covenant Eyes.
  • Fixed issue with missing system tray icon or showing a closed eye when signed in.
  • Fixed stability issue with heavy browsing.
  • Several bug fixes.

Windows Beta Version

Released August 15, 2013

  • Fixed sign in issue when resuming from sleep/booting up.
  • Fixed an issue that caused periodic crashing.
  • Renamed a service to CovenantEyesCommService.exe for easier firewall setup.
  • Fixed Windows 8.1 issue with searches from Start screen.

Windows Beta Version

  • Covenant Eyes now allows upgrading without uninstalling the previous version.
  • Improved Covenant Eyes’ compatibility with Safe Mode.
  • Fixed several antivirus incompatibilities.
  • Fixed uninstall issue.

Windows Beta Version

You MUST uninstall Covenant Eyes before installing this version. We understand uninstalling Covenant Eyes can be a problem for you and really do try to avoid requiring it. We apologize for this inconvenience. Released June 13, 2013

  • This Beta version is now compatible with Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (32- and 64-bit) and XP (32-bit only).
  • Improved Windows Multi-User support.
  • Improved handling of special characters (i.e. accent marks).
  • Architectural changes to prepare for improved Accountability Reports.
  • Improved support for hotspots.
  • Better cleanup of files through the uninstaller.
  • Improved stability.
  • Improved anti-virus compatibility.

Known issues:

  • Nuisance error window appears in Windows XP when “Restart Covenant Eyes” is selected or while uninstalling.

Windows Beta Version

Released March 14, 2013

  • Fixed crashing issue.
  • Fixed sign in error message issue.
  • Fixed issue with Windows file sharing.

Windows Beta Version

Released February 13, 2013

  • Resolved some VPN issues.
  • Fixed incompatibilities with Skype and Windows Mail.
  • Fixed various crashes.
  • Created single installer for Windows 7 and 8 in 32bit and 64bit.
  • Improved CPU usage.
  • Added Avast and Kaspersky AV support for Windows 8.
  • Fixed sign in issue when “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Savings Time” is not set.

Windows Beta Version

Released October 25, 2012

  • Detects and prevents attempts to install the Windows 8 Beta on a Windows 7 or earlier machine.

Windows Beta Version (Windows 8 Beta Launch)

Released October 25, 2012 Known issues: