Release Notes for Windows

Windows Version 7.2.48

Released November 30, 2017

  • Updated Firefox and Chrome extensions.

Windows Version 7.2.47

Released November 1, 2017

  • Updated the Dashboard.
  • Interface updates in the Advanced Configuration section.
  • Improved stability.
  • Fixed security issue with Steam.
  • Improved compatibility with multiple Windows users.

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
  • 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 Version 7.2.41

Released February 21, 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 Version 7.2.37

Released February 1, 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 Version 7.2.34

Released January 24, 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 Version 7.2.22

Released December 13, 2016

  • Fixed issue with Cortana.

Windows Version 7.2.20

Released December 6, 2016

  • Fixed an issue when upgrading from version 7.0.0 and earlier.
  • Improved monitoring of WindowsSearch.com 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
    • Battle.net
    • 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 Version 7.2.11

Released October 26, 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 Version 7.2.10

Released October 19, 2016

  • Resolved an issue where the Covenant Eyes service was waking the PC from sleep mode.
  • Improved compatibility with Outlook, Avast, Steam, and Paratext.

Windows Version 7.2.4

Released September 8, 2016

  • Compatibility fixes for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, ColdFusion, and WSL File System support.
  • Reminder: 7.2.0 and newer versions do not support Windows XP or Vista.

Windows Version 7.2.0

Released August 2, 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 Version 6.5.0 – Legacy Version for Vista and XP

Released June 28, 2016

This is the last planned version of Covenant Eyes that supports Windows Vista and XP.

  • Adds unique support for Vista and XP users. This version can only be installed on those operating systems.
  • 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 Version 6.0.16

Released May 11, 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 Version 5.9.8

Released February 23, 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 Version 5.7.15 – 5.7.16

Version 5.7.16 released December 23, 2015

  • Addressed downloading issues with Chrome.

Windows Version 5.7.14

Released December 2, 2015

  • Fixed an issue where Hotspot Mode was improperly triggered on Windows 7. This mainly affected Filter users and new users who hadn’t previously signed in.

Windows Versions 5.7.1 – 5.7.12

Version 5. 7. 12 released November 25, 2015

  • Addressed downloading issues with Chrome.

Windows Version 5.7.0

Released September 16, 2015

  • The Covenant Eyes browser extension for Firefox now meets Firefox’s upcoming signing requirements.
  • Got rid of an incorrect error message with Trend Micro Antivirus on Windows 7 computers.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from upgrading Covenant Eyes.
  • Fixed bug with Internet Explorer on 64-bit Windows.
  • Updated the installation process to no longer require administrative privileges after rebooting.
  • Combined and moved advanced configuration and preferences menu to web-based dashboard.
  • Moved auto-sign-in checkbox to right-click menu.
  • Better integration with Standard and Administrator Windows user profiles.
  • Fixed issues with local log files.
  • Fixed Steam gaming issues.
  • Fixed sign out crash.
  • Fixed uninstall code bug.
  • Improved the dashboard.
  • Removed “Filter History and Settings” right-click menu item.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Windows Version 5.4.3

Released June 9, 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 Version 5.3.46

Released May 13, 2015

  • Fixed install issues.

Windows Version 5.3.34

Released April 15, 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 Version 5.3.2

Released March 18, 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 Version 5.2.106

Released January 8, 2014

  • Updated an internal process.

Windows Version 5.2.104

Released December 17, 2014

  • Fixed issue with uninstalling Covenant Eyes.

Windows Version 5.2.91

Released November 26, 2014

  • Fixed rare blue screen issue.

Windows Version 5.2.87

Released November 18, 2014

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

Windows Version 5.1.5.52

Released October 30, 2014

Reporting Improvements

  • Disabled Secure Search in Google to improve monitoring, filtering, and reporting.
  • 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.

Installation Improvements

  • Chrome and Firefox no longer report the Covenant Eyes download as malicious.
  • Added progress bar for the download portion of the installer.
  • Added window that displays user’s current antivirus software.
  • Installer now asks for confirmation that user has disabled antivirus software.
  • Added a link to the installation process with instructions to temporarily disable antivirus software when installing.

Other Fixes

  • Improved compatibility with various anti-virus programs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused crashing for some users, where the eye icon would disappear from the system tray.
  • Fixed occasional crashing issue on Amazon.com.
  • Covenant Eyes now works with Microsoft Lync.
  • Removed “Uninstall Covenant Eyes” from the start menu.
  • Various bug fixes.

Windows Version 5.0.4.280

Released February 6, 2014

  • Improved compliance with Google’s policy regarding extensions for the Chrome browser.
  • 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 Version 5.0.4.49

Released January 8, 2014

 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.

  • Created single installer for Windows 8, 7, and Vista (32- and 64-bit), and XP (32-bit).
  • Added browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome to improve Accountability Reports.
  • Improved compatibility with hotspots and workplace network connections.
  • Replaced the Restart Covenant Eyes menu option with Refresh Covenant Eyes.
  • 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.

Windows Version 4.5.3.2301

Released October 23, 2012

  • Added critical support preventing boot up failure for users who forget to uninstall Covenant Eyes prior to upgrading to Windows 8.
  • Added prevention of installation to Windows 8.
  • Provided link to Windows 8 Beta version.

Windows Version 4.5.2.2098

Released July 17, 2012

  • Fixed compatibility issue which caused Firefox to crash.
  • Fixed compatibility issue with Filter Block page and Google Chrome.
  • Updated notification message for users with NVIDIA ForceWare.

Windows Version 4.5.1.2095

Released December 15, 2011

  • Fixed a communication error with our server causing intermittent signouts.

Windows Version 4.5.0.2020

Released November 29, 2011

  • Fixed a problem that caused Covenant Eyes to crash after upgrading for some users.

Windows Version 4.4.9.1968

Released October 19, 2011

  • Fixed issue with iTunes 10.5.0.142 which blocked iTunes store.
  • Fixed problems with synching iPhone.
  • Fixed problem preventing users from opening Safari 5.1.1
  • The “Upgrade – Covenant Eyes” window is now the top window when “Check for upgrades” is selected from the Covenant Eyes menu.
  • Covenant Eyes for Windows is now built using VS 2010.

Windows Version 4.4.8.1826

Released August 4, 2011

  • Changed file names to make Covenant Eyes files more recognizable to customers in situations like allowing our processes through firewalls.
  • Changed the visual design of the Preferences window to make the options easier to understand and use.

Windows Version 4.4.7.1816

Released July 19, 2011

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Fixed an “iTunes Home Sharing” compatibility issue with Bonjour. This update has the potential to resolve other software incompatibilities.
  • Improved compatibility with Chrome.
  • Fixed “Failed to create empty document” issue.
  • Revamped “Contact Covenant Eyes” pop-up to include e-mail address.
  • Moved focus on sign-in window to username field if the field is blank.

Menu changes:

  • Reordered list of menu items to bring more important options (like “Restart Covenant Eyes”) to the top.
  • Added “Help” (which links to our online support documents).
  • Removed “Hide URL Logs.”
  • Removed the troubleshooter tool.
  • Removed “View User Guide.”
  • Removed everything but the name, icon, copyright info, and version number from “About Covenant Eyes.”
  • Changed “Configure” to “Preferences.”
  • Changed “Panic Button” to “Panic…”
  • Changed “Check for software upgrade” to “Check for upgrades.”
  • Changed “About…” to “About Covenant Eyes.”

Windows Version 4.4.2.1718

Released June 13, 2011

  • Removed username and password confirmation during installation.
  • Removed option to configure proxy servers during installation.
  • Added option to reboot later during installation and uninstallation.
  • Added “Uninstall Covenant Eyes” to Start Menu.
  • Removed warning message during uninstallation.
  • Added information to generate an uninstall code.
  • Added reminder that uninstalling doesn’t cancel and information for how to cancel.

Windows Version 4.4.2.1662

Released March 30, 2011

  • Updated contact information.
  • Added fix to rare isolated crash.

Windows Version 4.4.2.1631

Released February 17, 2011

  • Fixed Firefox crash issue with extremely long URLs.
  • Fixed user login bug.
  • Fixed “NMFLT could not connect to Filter server” issue.

Windows Version 4.4.1.1552

Released October 25, 2010

  • InstallShield updated.
  • Fixed a bug that caused stability issues on startup (fixed in 4.4.1.1547).
  • Fixed compatibility issue for Firefox (fixed in 4.4.1.1547).
  • Changed Covenant Eyes icons and images to match new branding (fixed in 4.4.0.1502).
  • Corrected an issue that caused time of day on Accountability Reports to be incorrect for some users (fixed in 4.4.0.1502).
  • Improved reporting of secure sites (fixed in 4.4.0.1502).

Windows Version 4.4.1.1547

Released October 11, 2010

  • Fixed a bug that caused stability issues on startup.
  • Fixed compatibility issue for Firefox.

Windows Version 4.4.0.1502

Released September 29, 2010

  • Changed Covenant Eyes icons and images to match new branding.
  • Corrected an issue that caused time of day on Accountability Reports to be incorrect for some users.
  • Improved reporting of secure sites.

Windows Version 4.3.8.1393

Released July 27, 2010

Requirements

  • Requires Windows XP, Vista (32- or 64-bit) or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit).

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Removed green diamond from Covenant Eyes system tray icon.
  • Fixed debug log generation on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Improved reliability of Covenant Eyes at wireless hotspots.
  • Covenant Eyes now works at wireless hotspots by default, so the “Enable Secure Hotspot Access” configuration option has been removed.
  • Covenant Eyes now detects network changes, so restarting Covenant Eyes is no longer needed when moving to a hotspot.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some users to get a mutex error message from the Covenant Eyes program.
  • Removed memory leaks from nmSvc.exe.
  • Improved stability with Covenant Eyes in proxy environments.
  • Improved communication between Covenant Eyes and our filter servers.
  • Improved stability of Filter History and Settings user interface.

Windows Version 4.3.6.1004

Released May 26, 2010

Requirements

  • Requires Windows XP, Vista (32- or 64-bit) or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit).

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Increased stability when switching between Windows user profiles.
  • Improved upgrade feature for versions 4.2.7c and newer.
  • Improved interaction with the LSP stack, to decrease occurrences of the 30-second reboot message.

Known Issues

  • Covenant Eyes may be unable to connect in corporate settings that use proxy servers with firewalls that block DNS queries.

Windows Version 4.3.5.746

Released December 21, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Improved stability on Windows.
  • Updated the sign in window to include the option to stay logged in.
  • Ensured that Covenant Eyes is fully removed during the uninstall process.
  • Fixed bugs that were reported by customers.
  • Decreased conflicts with programs that require network access before the user logs into Covenant Eyes, such as iTunes and Windows Mobile syncing.
  • Made changes to the Support Diagnostics feature.

Windows Version 4.3.4.588

Released September 24, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Prevented “Abnormal Termination” message from appearing on the Accountability Report when computers hibernate while Covenant Eyes is running.
  • Increased accuracy of the filter time controls.
  • Increased reliability of our connection to the filter server, which should decrease occurrences of the “Cannot Connect to Filter Server” message.

Windows Version 4.3.4.572

Released September 17, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Provided support for 64-bit Windows Vista.
  • Modified installer to prevent installation on incorrect platforms.

Windows Version 4.3.4

Released August 19, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Addressed stability issue with Wireless hot spots.

Windows Version 4.3.3

Released August 14, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Addressed stability issues with Apple iTunes and other software.

Windows Version 4.3.2

Released July 14, 2009

Enhancements and Fixes

  • New: Information on programs that use the Internet, like instant messaging software, has been gathered since 4.2.8c. To improve support for program activity in 4.3.2, users may need to log in to Covenant Eyes even when they aren’t using the Internet.
  • New: Web page titles are now shown next to Web addresses (URLs) in Accountability Reports and Detailed Browsing Logs.
  • New: Added a tool, “Troubleshooter,” in the CE menu that can help customers and Customer Service Representatives diagnose system connectivity problems.
  • Addressed stability issues with Apple iTunes software.
  • Updated compatibility with file sharing applications.
  • Additional security and stability improvements.

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