QuickBooks Payroll Error 15106

QuickBooks Payroll Error 15106

QuickBooks Payroll Can’t Update Shows 15106 Error Code?

QuickBooks is a complete accounting technical software and it has certain limitations due to which sudden errors can crop up. The error may happen due to any kind of technical glitch and if not solved in time it might be more complex, thus, affecting the user’s daily work process.

QB Payroll update error 15106 is one of most common errors that the user normally faces during downloading the software updates followed by an error message which says ‘the update program is corrupt or the update program can’t be opened’ and the result user Can’t update QuickBooks Payroll .

It happens due to a discovery of spy sweeper in antivirus web root program. Sometime the user might not be logged in as the system administrator that prohibits their ability to write or read the latest files.

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Troubleshoot Intuit QB Payroll Update Error Code 15106

Follow these steps to fix error:

1. Resolution One:

In any case, the users are not signed in as Administrator; they require switching user and then logging in as Administrator. Doing this step might fix the error. If the user still faces the issue, shift to the next method to troubleshoot the issue.

2. Resolution Two:

If the user makes out that the issue arises due to the Spy Sweeper then they can open Window Task Manager by pressing (Ctrl ➜❱ Shift ➜❱ Esc) keys together. The user requires ticking on the Processes tab and looking for Spy Sweeper.exe.

Further, these steps have to be followed:

1. Step One:

In case the user detects this in the processing tab, they should uninstall or remove it by opening Remove/Add programs in the windows. Doing this might solve the error.

2. Step Two:

  • Or, if the user is not able to locate the Spy Sweeper in their system, they should open drive C and go through the C:\programfiles\intuit\commonfile\ Components\QuickBooks xx. Then the user requires resetting the QuickBooks Updates after downloading the company file.
  • To fix the error, the user can turn off the UAC (User Account Control) temporarily.
  • Or the users can go to ‘perform clean and Selective Startup installation of QuickBooks’.
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  1. Why am I getting this error?

    💠There are issues with your antivirus software. Sometimes, there is the Spy Sweeper present in it.
    💠The antivirus is blocking the update in your QuickBooks software.
    💠If you have not login with your username then you won’t get all the rights to access all the files so it becomes difficult to do this.

  2. What are the other solutions rather than these mentioned solutions?

    💠You can turn off the User Account Control in settings
    💠The clean install can be done for installing the QuickBooks in the mode of Selective Startup
    💠You have to rename the folders after stopping the antivirus

  3. What if the tax table is not updated with the QuickBooks version?

    In this case, you have to download and update both QuickBooks and the Tax table also to keep everything up to date. So that you won’t get any issue while working in your QuickBooks account.