October 28, 2021

What does QuickBooks Error 15106 Mean and How to Resolve it?

QuickBooks error 15106 falls under the category of 15xxx series error that often occurs when a user tries to update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release. The error prompt shows up on the user’s computer screen with one of the following error messages: “The update program is damaged” or “The update program cannot be opened.” Generally, users receive such an error when the anti-virus application installed on the computer blocks the QuickBooks Desktop updating. However, there can be other reasons also behind the occurrence of error 15106 that we will try to explain to you through this post, alongside their troubleshooting solutions.

Recommended to Read :- QuickBooks error 12029

Looking for instant troubleshooting assistance to get the QuickBooks error 15106 error resolved? If yes, feel free to speak to our professional technical team at the toll-free number (844)-888-4666.

What can be the reasons behind the existence of QuickBooks update error 15106?

Down below, we have mentioned all the reasons that usually trigger QuickBooks update error 15016:

  • Any third-party anti-virus application installed on the computer is blocking QuickBooks Desktop updating.
  • The user is not using the administrator account to update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.
  • The user account control (UAC) settings are interrupting QuickBooks Desktop from performing any action.

What are the best ways to resolve QuickBooks error 15106?

Solution 1) Terminate the running anti-virus application and rename the folder

  • On the keyboard, press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  • Type “Task Manager” into the search column and select Type Manager from the search results.
  • Select the Processes tab.
  • In the list of processes, find [name of the anti-virus].exe and select it.
  • Click on the End Process button (located at the bottom-right corner).
  • On the keyboard, press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  • Type “File Explorer” into the search column and select File Explorer from the search results.
  • Open the C: drive and navigate to the following location: Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)\Components.
  • In the folder, look for the folder named downloadqbXX and right-click on it.

Note: In downloadqbXX, XX denotes the version year of the QuickBooks Desktop.

  • Select the Rename option.
  • Add the word “.OLD” at the end of the folder’s name.
  • Now, try to update QuickBooks Desktop.

Solution 2) Run QuickBooks Desktop using the administrator account

  • On the keyboard, press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  • Type “QuickBooks” into the search column and look for the QuickBooks Desktop version in the search results.
  • Right-click the icon of QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Select the Run as administrator option.
  • When prompted, type in the QuickBooks admin username and password.
  • Now, try to update QuickBooks Desktop.

Solution 3) Turn off the user account control (UAC) settings

  • On the keyboard, press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  • Type “Control Panel” into the search column and select Control Panel from the search results.
  • In the control panel, find the User Accounts option and select it.
  • Select the Change user account control settings link.
  • Choose the slider and move it down to Never Notify.
  • Select the OK button to turn off the user account control settings.
  • Reboot the computer.
  • Now, try to update QuickBooks Desktop.

Conclusion:
Even after performing all the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, if QuickBooks error 15106 persists, then we suggest you use the Windows selective startup mode to update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release and see whether this resolves the error or not. You can also get the update error fixed immediately by contacting our professional QuickBooks team at the toll-free number (844)-888-4666.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Wolfensteincenter.Com