What is QuickBooks Error 15106 and How to Overcome it?
What is QuickBooks Error 15106 and How to Overcome it?
If you need any technical assistance to resolve QuickBooks error 15106, then talk to the certified QuickBooks professionals by dialing our toll-free number (855)-526-5749

QuickBooks desktop error 15106 appears while updating QuickBooks desktop application and payroll to their latest releases. The QuickBooks update error 15106 comes up with a message displaying, “Error 15106: The update program cannot be opened” or “Error 15106: The update program is damaged.” Damaged or corrupted update file can be the primary reason behind the QuickBooks error code 15106.  In this blog, we will discuss QuickBooks update error 15106, its causes, and solutions. So, stay connected till the end.

Factors causing QuickBooks Update Error 15106

Take a look at the reasons given below leading to QuickBooks error message 15106:

  • The update file is damaged or missing.
  • The user is not logged in as an administrator in the workstation.
  • Incorrect User Account Control settings.
  • The antivirus software is interfering with the update.

Let’s proceed to the troubleshooting procedure given below in order to fix the issue.

Quick Fixes for QuickBooks Update Error 15106

Given below are the most effective solutions to get rid of QuickBooks error message 15106:

Method 1.  Change antivirus application settings

The steps given below will stop the antivirus’ interference and rename the folders:

  • Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift+ Esc on your keyboard.
  • Click on the Processes tab.
  • Find the anti-virus setup file having the .exe extension.
  • Next, click on End Process.
  • Move to the QuickBooks update folder located at C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)\Components.
  • By right-clicking on the downloadqbXX folder, choose Rename. XX represents the year version of QuickBooks.
  • Change the folder name by adding .old at the end.
  • Try to update QuickBooks again.

If the QuickBooks error code 15106 still appears, try the next method.

Method 2. Check User Account Control settings

The UAC‘s main purpose is to protect the system by reducing the attack surface of the operating system. Hence, it can interfere during the update. Follow the steps given below to turn off UAC:

  • 1.Tap on the Windows and R keys together to open the Run window.
  • 2.Within the window, type ‘Control Panel’ and click OK.
  • 3.Click User Accounts and then User Accounts (Classic View).
  • 4.Choose Change user account control settings.
  • 5.Shift the slider to Never Notify to turn UAC off and click OK.
  • 6.Move the slider to Always Notify to turn UAC ON and click OK.
  • 7.Now, reboot the system.

Hopefully, the troubleshooting mentioned above helps you fix QuickBooks error 15106. If the problem persists, talk to the certified QuickBooks experts team by calling us on our helpline number (855)-526-5749.