Here’s How To Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 15106

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Jun 12, 2021 (3 months and 9 days ago)

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Here you will learn how to resolve Quickbooks error code 15106 - the update program cannot be opened on your Quickbooks Desktop. Quickbooks update error code 15106 occurs when the user is trying to update the program. Along with the error code, you will see a message that indicates that the update program is corrupted or damaged. Such an error usually occurs when you are using Quickbooks payroll and face difficulties in updating it. There are multiple reasons that can lead to error 15106 in QuickBooks that we will discuss later in this blog. 

Here

s
How
To
Resolve
QuickBooks
Error
Code
15106
Here
you
will
learn
how
to
resolve
Quickbooks
error
code
15106
-
the
update
program
cannot
be
opened
on
your
Quickbooks
Desktop.
Quickbooks
update
error
code
15106
occurs
when
the
user
is
trying
to
update
the
program.
Along
with
the
error
code,
you
will
see
a
message
that
indicates
that
the
update
program
is
corrupted
or
damaged.
Such
an
error
usually
occurs
when
you
are
using
Quickbooks
payroll
and
face
difficulties
in
updating
it.
There
are
multiple
reasons
that
can
lead
to
error
15106
in
QuickBooks
that
we
will
discuss
later
in
this
blog.
If
you
are
someone
experiencing
the
same
error
on
your
Quickbooks
then
you
should
go
through
this
blog
till
the
end
to
find
solutions
for
your
problem.
You
can
also
contact
our
Quickbooks
payroll
tech
support
directly
to
let
them
fix
your
QB
error
instead.
QuickBooks
Error
Code
15106
Meaning
And
Causes
Before
you
ask
us
why
Quickbooks
Error
15106
occurs,
you
should
understand
what
this
error
is
all
about.
Quickbooks
Error
Code
15106
is
a
payroll
update
error.
It
basically
means
that
something
is
stopping
your
QuickBooks
payroll
from
getting
updated.
The
error
15106
comes
with
the
following
messages:
"The
update
program
cannot
be
opened

Or
"The
update
program
is
damaged

Now
let's
look
at
the
possible
causes
of
error
15106
payroll
update
error.
1.
One
of
the
major
causes
includes
your
system
firewall
or
antivirus
blocking
the
QuickBooks
update.
2.
Another
reason
that
can
lead
to
error
15106
is
that
you
are
not
logged
in
to
your
PC
as
an
admin.
QuickBooks
requires
admin
access
to
read
and
write
new
files
so
without
it,
you
won't
be
able
to
update
payroll.
3.
If
your
Antivirus
includes
Spy
Sweeper,
it
can
mistake
the
QuickBooks
update
program
as
Malware
and
hence
the
Antivirus
will
end
up
blocking
the
update.
Note
that
if
you
are
using
a
QuickBooks
Desktop
payroll
subscription,
after
every
step,
you
are
required
to
download
the
latest
tax
table
to
avoid
any
issue
with
updating
payroll
information.
Various
Methods
to
Fix
QuickBooks
Update
Error
Code
15106
Quickbooks
update
error
code
150106
can
be
fixed
using
various
methods
depending
on
its
cause.
Unless
you
know
the
exact
cause
behind
the
error
you
are
required
to
follow
all
the
methods
one
by
one
to
get
rid
of
error
15106.
Method
1
Login
With
Admin
Access
If
you
are
logged
into
your
PC
with
a
different
user
then
the
first
thing
you
should
do
is
log
in
with
administrator
credentials.
To
do
so
simply
right-click
on
the
QuickBooks
desktop
icon
on
your
taskbar
and
select
the
run
as
administrator
option.
You
don't
need
to
log
out
from
your
PC
and
then
log
in
again
from
the
admin
account.
Just
follow
the
above
steps
and
your
QuickBooks
will
get
the
admin
access.
Method
2:
Start
Quickbooks
In
Selective
Startup
Mode
If
the
above
method
fails
to
fix
your
error
15106
then
you
should
try
opening
your
QuickBooks
in
Selective
Startup
mode.

First
of
all,
you
need
to
take
a
backup
of
your
QuickBooks
company
file.

Keep
a
copy
of
your
QuickBooks
product
and
license
info.

Now
you
need
to
start
your
computer
in
the
selective
start
of
mode
so
that
no
other
program
can
interfere
with
your
QuickBooks
update.

Now
you
need
to
install
or
uninstall
QuickBooks.

Go
back
to
normal
startup
mode
and
check
if
you
are
still
getting
Quickbooks
error
code
15106
.
Method
3:
Disable
UAC
(User
Account
Control)
Another
method
that
can
help
you
fix
your
Quickbooks
Pro
Error
Code
15106
is
turning
off
user
account
control
on
your
Windows
computer.
Follow
the
steps
given
below
to
disable
UAC
on
your
Windows
10
8.1
8
and
7
versions.

Open
the
Run
window
on
your
computer
by
pressing
Windows
+
R
keys
on
your
keyboard.

Enter
the
Control
Panel
in
the
given
box
and
hit
OK
.

Click
on
User
Accounts
and
select
User
Accounts
(Classic
View)
.

Now
select
Change
User
Account
Control
Settings
and
choose
Yes
when
you
are
prompted
by
UAC.

To
turn
off
USC
move
the
slider
and
select
Never
Notify
.
Click
OK
to
apply
your
settings.

You
can
turn
on
UAC
anytime
by
selecting
Always
Notify
and
then
OK
.

At
last
reboot
your
computer.
Method
4:
Disable
Your
Antivirus
If
none
of
the
above
methods
work
for
you
then
this
is
the
last
method
that
you
can
do
to
resolve
your
Quickbooks
Error
Code
15106
.
To
disable
the
Antivirus
on
your
device
follow
the
steps
below:

To
open
Task
Manager
,
press
CTRL
+
SHIFT
+
ESC
on
your
keyboard.

Go
to
the
processes
tab
and
find
[Antivirus].exe
.
You
will
see
the
name
of
your
Antivirus
in
place
of
the
antivirus
for
example
Spy
Sweeper.exe.
You
are
recommended
to
uninstall
the
antivirus
to
fix
your
Quickbooks
error
code
15106
.

Now
click
on
End
Process.
Once
you
have
disabled
your
antivirus
the
next
step
is
to
rename
the
Quickbooks
update
folder.
To
do
so
follow
the
steps
below:

Open
file
explorer
by
pressing
Windows
+
E
buttons
on
your
keyboard.

Now
you
need
to
open
C:\Program
Files\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)\Components
.

If
you
are
using
64-bit
quickbooks
then
open
C:\Program
Files(x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)\Components
.

Find
the
downloadqbXX
folder
and
right-click
on
it.
The
XX
in
the
name
of
the
folder
stands
for
the
version
of
your
Quickbooks.

Rename
this
folder
and
add
.old
at
the
end
of
its
name.

Try
updating
your
QuickBooks
text
top
and
this
time
it
should
work.
Wrapping
up
It
can
be
really
frustrating
to
not
be
able
to
update
your
Quickbooks
when
you
really
need
it.
However,
by
following
these
methods
you
can
rectify
your
Quickbooks
error
code
15106
without
taking
any
help
from
a
third
person.
There
are
some
cases
in
which
none
of
the
above
methods
will
work
and
therefore
you
will
have
to
reach
out
to
Quickbooks
Customer
Support
to
get
professional
help.
You
can
also
reach
us
for
other
Quickbooks
related
issues
and
we'll
be
really
glad
to
help
you
with
it.
Source
url:
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resolve-quickbooks-error-code-15106