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How to Get Rid of QuickBooks Error Code 15106?

Unquestionably, QuickBooks is one of the most popular accounting software that helps to manage accounting and financial tasks in the systematic ways. It helps from small to largest businesses to handle day- to- day accounting operations of business operations. Mostly from small to largest entrepreneurs use QuickBooks to manage their accounting tasks in the proper ways. But sometimes, they face some kinds of technical errors with this accounting software. But all these errors may be one of the irritating things for them to deal with these errors. QuickBooks Error15106 is one of them.

What is QuickBooks Error15106?

It is a payroll update error that prevents the software from updating. This technical glitch is normally occurred, when downloading QuickBooks desktop updates with an error message. So, the update program may not be opened properly. As a result, the update program is spoiled. It means that there is somewhat that is preventing QuickBooks update program from beginning.


Two Main Causes of This QuickBooks Error Code 15106

First Technical Cause- Spy Sweeper Is the Web Root Antivirus Program-

Spy Sweeper causes this technical error to occur because it notifies QuickBooks update programs as a malware that downloads unnecessary stuff into the computer system.

Second Technical Cause- You are not signed in as the Administrator-

An administrator in the computer system is a person, who has the privileges to amend the core entries of a computer system such as programs, registries, adding or modifying user accounts. Installing or updating any program on windows requires administrator procedure. If you are not signed in as the administrator, this technical fault may pop up.

How to Identify?

1. Checking if Spy Sweeper Is Running-

Step1- Press Ctrl+Alt+Esc to Open Task Manager.

Step2- Click on “More Details” button at the left lowest tab of the window.

Step3- Under the “Processes” button and find out “SpySweeper.exe”.

2. Verifying if you have logged in as the Administrator.

Step1- Open control panel & choose User accounts.

Step2- Click on “Users”. If “Administrator” is shown under your account photo, you have signed in as the administrator.

How to Fix QuickBooks Error Code 15106?

1.Uninstall Spy Sweeper-

If you find out “SpySweeper.exe” in the task manager, follow below steps-

Step: Open “Add/Remove Programs” button and look for Spy Sweeper.

Step: Click on it and choose “Uninstall” option.

Step: Finally, you should follow the steps to uninstall it. It can help in fixing this error code.

2.Logging in as the Administrator

3. Sign in from another account that has administrator rights or asks your network administrator to grant you administrator rights and attempt to run the program again.

4. If you have signed in as the Administrator and cannot find out Spy Sweeper, you must reset the update. Open C:\ Program Files\ Common Files \ Intuit\QuickBooksxx\Components. Seek for a folder called downloadqb and rename it to download.