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Adware | 09/06/2018

How to uninstall (Remove) covenant eyes in easy step


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Uninstall Covenant Eyes (Manual Removal Guide)

Many times it happens that parents control the internet search through parental control tool, which is a good thing to save children from unnecessary violent videos, adult content, and fake news.

Covenant Eyes is one of that software intended for parents usage. The legal application directly downloaded from its website and is also used by the corporative firewall to prevent employees from doing unnecessary searches.”

Covenant Eyes secretly manages all passwords

The software easily gets installed on Windows operating system and then secretly manages all passwords on the browser and system software.

It is easy to get around Covenant; however, its keylogging ability gathers private information and share with third parties. This keylogging is not a part of the license agreement as it corrupts your computer’s and browser’s work and generates revenue for cybercriminals.

Does Covenant Eyes monitor your operating system?

Being an internet filtering parental control tool it monitors your Windows devices in which it is installed. There is no doubt that it improves your internet searching and is useful, but it actually annoys you with pop-up Windows as well as corrupt your search results by redirecting you to harmful websites where you can get more malware to your system.

Thus, we can consider Covenant Eyes as a malicious application, an adware which corrupts your browser’s work. Another malicious feature is personal information tracking monitoring your searching queries, browsing history, geolocation, keyboard and mouse inputs you make in your web browser.

After stealing all these information, third-parties misuse them to generate revenue. The parental control tool may alter your search results and also misleads you to unsafe harmful websites.

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It also causes a huge amount of ads and constant redirects to harmful domains. Hence, it is important to remove and uninstall Covenant Eyes from Windows.

But, before we learn methods to remove it manually and automatically, let’s understand;

Covenant Eyes intrusion method

Covenant Eyes is installed manually deep into the system by using drivers and services for internet filtering, however, uninstalling it in normal mode is not possible.

Covenant Eyes copies CovenantEyes.exe to your hard disk and creates a new startup key with name Covenant Eyes to give access to covenanteyes.exe. You can also find it in your processes list by directly searching covenanteyes.exe or CovenantEyes.

Additionally, it creates a folder with name CovenantEyes under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

To do the web filtering and logging, it installs some network filter in the Windows network stack. And checks using Sysinternals Autoruns for files of Covenant Eyes installed under WinSock in the registry. The registry path is then identified by Windows which hooks into all WinSock related network calls.

From a technical point of view, the setup to create files adaptable in the user mode of Windows OS is legal and ethical. However, it is not visible to the victims except running processes covenanteyes.exe and folder named CE created in Program Files.

convenanteyes.exe is an executable file developed by Software Developer for the Windows Operating Systems. EXE files nowadays are commonly used to deliver for virus/malware infection to infect your computer when executed.

The virus/malware infection corrupt existing exe files leads to error messages which are discussed below

Error messages of convenanteyes.exe are;

  • covenanteyes.exe Application Error
  • covenanteyes.exe is not a valid Win32 application
  • covenanteyes.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience
  • Cannot find covenanteyes.exe
  • Covenanteyes.exe not found
  • Error starting program: covenanteyes.exe
  • covenanteyes.exe is not running
  • covenanteyes.exe failed
  • Faulting Application Path: covenanteyes.exe

Causes of the convenanteyes.exe error message

Some of the common causes of getting entry into the computer are as follows

  • Downloads from questionable harmful websites.
  • Infected spam emails and attachments.
  • External media, such as pen drive, CD/DVD and memory card already infected with Adware.
  • Fake updates that trick you to install them.
  • Software posing as fake virus removal tools and antiviruses.
  • Infected documents circulating via file sharing networks, torrent sites, and IRC channels.
  • Viruses spread through LAN (Local Area Network). If an infected system is connected to a healthy network, then the whole network gets infected.
  • Corrupt Windows registry keys of the executable file.

How the adware infects your system?

  1. The speed of your computer decreases and it behaves unpredictably.
  2. Unexpected operating system error messages.
  3. BSOD errors in Windows.
  4. There are risks to lose essential passwords and data.
  5. Programs stop responding and show ‘Program Not Responding’ error message.
  6. The adware tracks your browsing information and promotes many advertisements while you are browsing.
  7. New adware files create at the root level of hard drive.
  8. Your email account sends spam messages without your permission.
  9. Files and folders are deleted mysteriously without your knowledge.
  10. The Covenant Eyes monitors your geolocation, keyboard and mouse inputs you make in your browser.
  11. Open your operating system to other malicious software.
  12. It embeds trojans in a third-party program and supports adware and malvertising.
  13.  Automatic download of executable files from unknown sources and unsecured websites.

We do not recommend downloading exe file from any website because such files can often be bundled with virus-infected malicious files. Below is a list of troubleshooting steps including manual and automatic methods to remove and uninstall Covenant Eyes from Windows.

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The manual methods are time-consuming, difficult and long enough to remember by users. Before, we take our steps towards manual methods, let us go for an automatic method with an anti-malware tool Malware Crusher.

Malware Crusher: Best anti-malware for Windows security system

You use parental internet filter tool but aren’t sure whether it is affecting your Windows System or not? Is Covenant Eyes malicious? In such case, where you have no idea on how to prevent internet filter tool from collecting your information, Malware Crusher can become your permanent ally because of its different malware removal capabilities:

  1. It performs a deep scan to detect malicious software and other existing threats in your system.
  2. Quarantine feature removes all the infected files from your computer and keeps a record of all deleted malicious program.
  3. The tool detects, immobilize and delete hidden keystroke logger software on your computer.
  4. Malware Crusher creates a shield to stop Trojan, Worm, Ransomware, Adware, Bots, Spyware, Rootkit, etc from entering into your system.
  5. It also blocks a majority of malicious ads and pop-ups, gives warning before you click them.
  6. Malware Crusher tirelessly visits all domains and web pages to prevent your online presence from fraudulent entities.

Download Malware Crusher from the official website, install it and perform the scan. It will automatically remove all the threats related to Covenant Eyes eventually fixing your computer in less than 5 minutes.

The automatic method undoubtedly is the best option to remove and uninstall Covenant Eyes, but we have a few manual methods for Windows operating system.

Manual methods to remove and uninstall Covenant Eyes from Windows

While installing tools and software from the internet, make sure you go through the license agreement section and read all the terms and conditions. If reading takes more time then directly look for “custom or advanced installation.”

A custom installation process of software disclose all other programs and features that might get installed along with it. If you see any suspicious add-ons or toolbars checked, then uncheck them to avoid the installation of adware.

“Install every Remove files and folders software and tool with Custom or Advanced installation option which allows manual selection of software features.”

Now, let’s have a look at the manual removal guide of Covenant Eyes.

Step 1: Remove the following files and folders of Covenant Eyes

Stop the following processes:

CovenantEyes.exe

InstallWatchdog.exe

Remove the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

value: "Covenant Eyes"

data: "C:\Program Files\CE\CovenantEyes.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

value: "InstallWatchdog"

data: "C:\Program Files\CE\InstallWatchdog.exe"

 

  • Open Run Window by pressing Win + R.
Open Run Window
  • Type Regedit in the search box.
  • Locate all HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and delete all the registries associated with Covenant Eyes.

Remove the following files:

RegisterCovenantEyesL.exe64.exe RegisterCovenantEyesL.exe.exe RegisterCovenantEyesW.exe
CovenantEyesCertificateInstaller.dll CovenantEyesProxy.dll CovenantEyesProxy.exe
CovenantEyesProxy64.dll Cewd64f.sys cewd32.sys
cewd64r.sys cewfp64.sys cewfp.sys
nmNotify.exe FilterGui.exe RemoveCE.exe
CELock.exe authServer.exe Ce-config.exe
InstallWatchdog.exe instlsp.exe CovenantEyesCommService.exe
CovenantEyesHelper.exe CovenantEyes.exe nmSvc.dll
nmSvc64.dll nmsvTree.dll nmsvTree64.dll
nmUtils.exe nsUtils.exe RestartCE.exe


Run Windows System file checker to scan Covenant System files and other unwanted executable files to delete them from your system

  • Click the Start button.
  • Go to search box and type “command” and hold CTRL + Shift then hit Enter.
  • While holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, hit ENTER.
  • A dialog box will come asking you for permission. Click Yes.
  • Type "sfc /scannow" and hit ENTER.
  • All files with EXE extension will appear which you can delete manually.

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Step 2: Uninstall the Covenant Eyes from your Windows System

There are many options in Windows version to removing applications. But, Adware is too stubborn and it is hard to get rid of them. That’s why sometimes uninstalling Covenant Eyes is a good option.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start >> Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Find Covenant Eyes.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start >> Control Panel >> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Find Covenant Eyes and click Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Computer >> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Find Covenant Eyes and Uninstall it.
Uninstall the Covenant Eyes from Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows 10:

  1. Go to Settings of Windows 10 >> App & features.
  2. Find Covenant Eyes and Uninstall it.

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If you can’t find a required program, sort all the programs date wise in Control panel and search for Covenant Eyes.

Step 3: Remove Covenant Eyes from browsers

Once you have uninstalled the application from your computer, remove and disable all the unwanted extensions and plugins from the browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools >>  Extensions >> Covenant Eyes.
  4. Select the trash can icon and remove it.
Remove Covenant Eyes from Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select Covenant Eyes.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  • Open IE.
Remove Covenant Eyes from Internet Explorer
  • Push Alt + T.
  • Choose Manage Add-ons >> Toolbars and Extensions >> Disable Covenant Eyes.
  • Choose More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  • Click Remove button.

We now know the manual methods to remove Covenant Eyes from browsers in addition to the methods to uninstall Covenant Eyes from Windows.

But, every victim can’t manually get rid of adware with 100% success because finding registry files and ending task manager process needs a good knowledge of computer processing system.

Moreover, popular antivirus solutions provide protection against dangerous keyloggers. But, since the software is a legal application, to detect any keylogging activity we recommend you to use Malware Crusher which automatically removes all other possible threats including Covenant Eyes from your Windows system.

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