QuickBooks is an efficient accounting software introduced to meet your business needs. However, bugs and errors are part and parcel of every software. You might come across QuickBooks Error 15201 while using QuickBooks. It is a common issue which occurs due to problems in the update program. The message indicates that the update program has been damaged. When you using QuickBooks payroll and you try to unable update then QuickBooks Update Error 15201 can occur. If your “QuickBooks has stopped working” then click on link.
What is QuickBooks Error 15201?
Many QuickBooks users across the world face the issue related to QuickBooks Payroll unable to update and receiving QuickBooks Error 15201. QuickBooks has never failed to amaze the users with its highly notable features. However, QuickBooks do have certain limitations and issues as well and one such issue is QuickBooks Error 15201.
Causes of QuickBooks Update error 15201 Many users get the messages like – ‘The update program damaged or the update program cannot be opened’ Users often wonder, why such messages pop up on their screen. There are two main causes which are responsible for this.
At times, Spy Sweeper is present in the webroot anti-virus software.
Users might not have logged in with the username having admin level rights. In this case, the ability to read and write new files gets limited resulting in the difficulty to perform the required task.
QuickBooks Update Error 15201
How to Fix QuickBooks Error 15201?
QuickBooks users can follow the below-mentioned methods to resolve QuickBooks Error 15201-
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 15201. 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-
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 15201.
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 15201.
In case the above problems fail to resolve QuickBooks Error 15201. 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 15201 issue still persists in Selective Startup, the user should perform QuickBooks clean install.
The above steps will help you resolve QuickBooks Error 15201 in very less time if you still face any problem get in touch with our experts. Call us on our QuickBooks Error Support Number for instant guidance.