How to fix error 15106?

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    The QuickBooks error 15106 occurs while updating QuickBooks desktop. Error 15106 is an error that means the update program cannot be open or the update program is damaged.

    Causes of QuickBooks error 15106:

    • The antivirus installed on your computer is maybe blocking the update.
    • You are not logged in as an administrator on the computer.

    Follow the given below steps so that you can download update QuickBooks desktop without any error.

    Solution 1: log in to your computer as an administrator

    • If you have already logged in as a different user right click on the QuickBooks desktop icon and then select run as administrator. This will change your access to an administrator.

    Solution 2: stop your antivirus application and rename folders

    If you don’t have an antivirus installed in your system skip to step 3.

    • Open task manager by Ctrl+Shift+Esc
    • Go to the process tab then find antivirus.exe.
    • Select the end process.
    • Now, Rename the QuickBooks desktop update folder.
      • Open file explorer.
      • Go to the  C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)\Components.
        For 64-bit users, go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Intuit\Quickbooks(year)\Components
      • Right-click on the downloadable folder, then select Rename. Note that XXstands for the year version of your QuickBooks.
      • Add .old to the end of the name.
    • Re-update QuickBooks desktop

    Solution 3: turn off user account control

    Solution 4: Perform a clean install in selective startup

    Answered on July 11, 2019.
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        • In case the user has not logged in as an administrator, the first thing required is that the user should log in as an Administrator. This may help in resolving QuickBooks update error 15106. In case the issue persists, check out the second fixing method.


        • Many times the Spy Sweeper creates the trouble. Users can check out its presence in their systems. For that, the user has to open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. After that, the user has to click on the processes tab and look for Spy Sweeper.exe. User can do one of the below things-
            1. If it is in the processing tab, the user should delete or uninstall it by opening Add/Remove programs in the Windows. This can help in resolving QuickBooks Update Error 15106.


            1. Suppose the user does not find the Spy Sweeper in the computer system, In this case, the user has to open drive C and navigate C:\ Program Files\ Common Files\ Intuit\ QuickBooksxx\ components. Then the user is required to reset QuickBooks update after renaming download<nn> to downloadqb<nn> old. This can help to resolve QuickBooks error code 15106.




        • In case the above problems fail to resolve QuickBooks error code 15106. In this case, the user has to turn off the User Account Control temporarily depending upon the Windows used by the user.


        • If QuickBooks error code 15106 issue still persists in Selective Startup, the user should perform QuickBooks Pro hosting clean install
      Answered on August 29, 2019.
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