Solution of QuickBooks Payroll Unable to Update Error Code 15106

by Devin Smith Technical Support Expert

QuickBooks error 15106 is basically a payroll update error that indicates something is stopping the software from updating all versions of QuickBooks desktop. This error comes up with an error message stating “Error 15106: The update program cannot be opened. Or Error 15106: The update program is damaged”. This error is seen when the user tries to download the QuickBooks desktop updates.


To know more about the QuickBooks error code 15106, its causes and fixes, make sure that you stick to this post till the end. For further technical assistance, you can reach out to our team of professionals at 1(844)405-0906, and let them handle the situation on your behalf.


What causes QuickBooks error 15106?

QuickBooks error code 15106 is usually seen due to the following factors:

·         The first reason can be antivirus application installed in the system blocking the update

·         Or if the user is not logged in as admin in the system, as the ability to read and write new files gets restricted without admin credentials

·         Also, spy sweeper present in the webroot antivirus software can be another factor triggering the issue


Steps to resolve the QuickBooks payroll update error 15106

The user can get rid of the QuickBooks error 15106 by carrying out clean installation of QuickBooks in selective startup mode. The steps to be followed here are:

·         At first, the user needs to create a backup of the company file

·         And then, keep a copy of the QuickBooks product and license info

·         The next step is to start the system in selective startup mode, to ensure that no other application is hindering in completing the task

·         After that, the user should uninstall or install QuickBooks desktop

·         The last step is to switch back to normal startup mode and check if the error is resolved


Fixing the QuickBooks error 15106 is not as difficult as it seems to be. One can fix this sort of issue easily by implementing the steps discussed above.

However, if the error persists for some reason, then you can ring up to our QuickBooks desktop support experts at 1(844)405-0906, and they will ensure to provide you with immediate technical assistance.

See Also:

Steps to Troubleshoot the QuickBooks Error Code 3180

Steps to Switch QuickBooks Desktop versions without uninstalling

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