QuickBooks has made managing accounts easy and effective now. But while using QuickBooks, you get some error that can restrict you from working. It can be very frustrating for you as it might affect your business too. QuickBooks Error 15106 is one such error that can be occurred when you try to update QuickBooks Payroll. You don’t need worry as Getsupportnumber.com is here to help you for resolving the issue.

Our pro advisor team is efficient to provide you the solution so that your issue can be resolved. However, in this article, we will be discussing about the main causes and the resolutions of QuickBooks Error 15106.

What Causes QuickBooks Error 15106?

You get a message when you try to update the QuickBooks Payroll that says ‘The update program cannot be opened’.  There can be various reasons behind this error that are mentioned below:

  1. ‘Spy Sweeper’ is there in the web root antivirus software.
  2. You will have the limited access in reading and writing new files if you are not logged in as the administrator.

How To Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 15106

Follow the given steps to solve this error:

  • Log in as the administrator. It might solve the issue, if not then move to the next step.
  • Checkout out that you system does not have Spy Sweeper. To do so, follow the given steps:
    • Press ctrl+Shift+Esc in order to open the Task Manager
    • Now, in the process tab, search for the ‘Spy Sweeper.exe’
    • Once you find it, you need to uninstall it. To do so, go to the Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.


  • In case if you are not able to locate the Spy Sweeper in your computer. Navigate to the given path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooksxx\Components. Now rename the downloadqb<nn> folder as download <nn>.old. Then rest the QuickBooks update.

If the above mentioned steps didn’t work then follow the next step.

  • Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8 users can try to close the User Account Control for sometime in order to fix the error 15106.
  • If the issue still persists, try Selective Startup and do a clean install of QuickBooks.

Reach Us

If the above mentioned steps can’t resolve your issue or you are having doubt in any of the point, you can get in touch with our QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1-866-701-7446. Our technical support number is available 24×7 to serve you. We are committed to assist you with the minimum waiting time and best service quality.


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