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What is QuickBooks error 15222 and How to Fix it

What is QuickBooks error 15222

You face QuickBooks Error 15222 on your screen while downloading the payroll or QB desktop updates. The Error 15222 arises when your application is unable to establish a connection with the internet to download the update files, and this could happen because of multiple reasons, some of which includes:

  • Anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-malware recognize QuickBooks Desktop update as a threat.
  • Your digital signature registration is unable to work. 
  • Your default browser is not Internet explorer.

Yet, to fix the error, users need to have an active subscription. 

QuickBooks error 15222

Resolutions to Fix the Error 15222:

We have come across a list of solutions which can help you out better to fix the problems. Some of the effective solutions are listed down below:

Resolution 1: Update the Antivirus/Malware Softwares’

If you have anti-spyware, anti-adware, or anti-malware installed in your system, then you need to update them. Once done, allow these exceptions:

  • qbw32.exe and qbupdate.exe processes.
  •,, and domains.

Resolution 2: Install a digital signature certificate in your system

  • Close the QuickBooks Desktop. 

( Note: Shutting the application down enables you to view the digital signature tab)

  • Search for the QBW32.exe in the C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks.
  • Right-click on the setup file.
  • Click on properties
  • Select the digital signature tab.
  • Choose Intuit, Inc. from the list.
  • Once selected, click on the details option.
  • On the window, select the View Certificate
  • On the Certificate section, click on Install Certificate.
  • Once finished, restart your PC and open the QuickBooks.
  • Now, download the update again.

Resolution 3: Set Internet Explorer as Default Browser

  • Go to the tools section and open the Internet options as shown below.

Set Internet Explorer as Default Browser

  • Under the Programs tab, click on the Default option.
  •  Select the OK button.
  • Run the QuickBooks update.

Resolution 4: Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub

  • Download QuickBooks Tool Hub from the official Intuit website.
  • Now, in the downloads folder, locate and run the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  • Once downloaded, agree to the terms and conditions to open the application.

 Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub

  • Tap on Next to move ahead in the installation.

 Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub Image 2

  • Run QuickBooks File Doctor via the icon created on the desktop.

 Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub Image 3

  • Proceed to the Program Problems tab and run QuickBooks File Doctor.

 Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub Image 4

  • Click on the “Repair the file for your existing version of QuickBooks”.

 Run QB File Doctor from Tool Hub Image 5

  • Click on the next option as given in the below image.

By following the above methods, you will be able to fix the QuickBooks Error 15222 effectively. 



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