Kaspersky and Covenant Eyes

This page explains the process for configuring the 2021 version of Kaspersky. For assistance, please reach out via chat, email, or phone.


To Install Covenant Eyes

  1. From the desktop, right-click the green Kaspersky icon in the system tray. Select the “Pause protection” option.
  2. When the Pause protection window comes up, select the “Pause until application restart” option and click the “Pause protection” button.
  3. Kaspersky should be prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change. You will want to click the Yes button.
  4. After a moment the green Kaspersky icon will turn gray. You should be safe to install Covenant Eyes. When you’re done with the installation, restart the computer to turn Kaspersky back on.

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Making Covenant Eyes an Excluded Application

  1. On the Kaspersky home page, click the “Settings” gear in the lower, left-hand corner.
  2. On the Settings page, select the Threats and Exclusions option from the left side menu, then click the “Manage exclusions” link.
  3. Kaspersky should bring up the Exclusions window. If Covenant Eyes is not present, click the “+ Add” button in the upper, left-hand corner.
  4. Navigate to the CE (Covenant Eyes) folder, by clicking the following:  This PC > OS (C:) > Program Files > CE. Then click the “Select” button.
  5. Back at the Add new exclusion window, you should see the CE folder in the “File or folder” field. Scroll down the page, mark the bubble next to the All components option, and click the Add button.
  6. Once Covenant Eyes appears in the Exclusions list, you can click the “OK” button.
  7. You should be brought back to the Threats and Exclusions window. Here, you will need to click the “Save” button before closing this page.
  8. Kaspersky should prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change. You will want to click the “Yes” button.
  9. Once the information has been saved, you can close the Kaspersky window.

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Allowing Covenant Eyes through the Firewall

  1. From the Kaspersky home page, click the “Settings” gear in the lower, left-hand corner.
  2. On the Settings page, select the “Protection” option and then click the “Firewall” link.
  3. When the Firewall settings page comes up, you will need to scroll down and click the “Application rules” link.
  4. Kaspersky should bring up a list of Application network rules. Go through the list and find the Covenant Eyes files. For any file not in the Trusted section, click on the Network column for each file and select the “Allow” option.
  5. Kaspersky should prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change, click the “Yes” button.
  6. Repeat that action to make sure the three necessary Covenant Eyes files are set to Allow. Those three Covenant Eyes files are:
    – CovenantEyes.exe
    – CovenantEyesClassifier.exe
    – CovenantEyesCommService.exe
  7. Now that each one is set to Allow, right-click one of the files and select “Network rules” from the menu, and select “Allow” on the sub-menu.
  8. Kaspersky should prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change, click the “Yes” button.
  9. When the Network rules have been set, right-click on the file, hover over Restrictions, and select the “Trusted” option.
  10. Kaspersky should prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change, click the “Yes” button.
  11. The file should now be listed under the Trusted section.

    Repeat the previous steps until all (3) Covenant Eyes related files are in the Trusted section
    Those three Covenant Eyes files are:
    – CovenantEyes.exe
    – CovenantEyesClassifier.exe
    – CovenantEyesCommService.exe
  12. If there are Covenant Eyes files in the Trusted section which are not organized into the Covenant Eyes group, click and hold the file with the mouse, drag it up to the Covenant Eyes group, and drop the file on the group header.
  13. Kaspersky should prompt you to confirm that you wish to make a change, click the Yes button.
  14. The file should now appear in the group. Repeat Step 12 until the three Covenant Eyes files have been labeled as “Trusted.” This will ensure cooperation between Kaspersky and Covenant Eyes. Once they have all been moved into the group, you can close the Kaspersky windows.

    The three Covenant Eyes files are:
    – CovenantEyes.exe
    – CovenantEyesClassifier.exe
    – CovenantEyesCommService.exe

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