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Facing QuickBooks error code 15221 and want to fix this issue immediately? Well, reading this article will brief the QuickBooks user with the causes of such an error along with the quick fixes for the same. This particular error code is seen when updating the QuickBooks software. And such an error can also be seen due to different factors, which will be mentioned later in this post.

The user might not be able to launch the updated software, as a consequence of such an error. Thus, to find out the quick fixes to the QuickBooks payroll error 15221, make sure to read the article till the end. Or call us immediately at 1-844-521-0490, and our team professionals will ensure to come up with the best possible solution immediately.

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Need of verification

QuickBooks tends to undergo a process of verification of the originality of the digital signatures, which demands the verification. To protect the system and the contents of the user when downloading the software, it is very much important to verify. If the signatures are found to be duplicate and not the original one, then the users might not be able to re-launch the updated version of QuickBooks. This process of verification is done for protecting the private information and also preventing the system files from being stolen.

Factors causing the QuickBooks error 15221

The below factors can lead to QuickBooks error 15221. Let us have a look:
  • One of the main reasons behind this error can be incorrect configuration of internet explorer
  • Also, if the digital signatures aren’t supported by the browser
  • Another reason can be if the antivirus is restricting from downloading the QuickBooks update
  • The user can also end up in such an error if the QuickBooks data files are corrupted.

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Solutions to fix the QuickBooks error 15221

The user can end up in such an error due to numerous reasons, but can also be resolved using the steps below:

Method 1: Editing the internet explorer option

The below steps are related to editing the internet explorer option, so as to fix the QuickBooks error 15221. The user will have to update the internet explorer to the latest release first and then move to the steps listed below:

  • The first step here is to open/access the internet explorer
  • And also, click on the tools icon or the gear icon and also the internet options tab
  • The user should then move to the security tab and also click on the trusted sites icon
Add intuit as trusted sites-screenshot
  • And also click on sites icon and then add the below websites:
    • Quickbooks.com
    • Intuit.com
  • After that shutdown the windows
  • The last step is to click on apply tab and also click on the ok tab.

Method 2: Performing a clean install in QuickBooks

Clean Install Utility - Screenshot

The user can try fixing the error 15221 using the steps below and trying to clean install in QuickBooks.

  • The very first step is to uninstall the QuickBooks program and ensure that there no file/folder exist in the system associated with it
  • The next step is to reinstall the QuickBooks accounting software and again into the system
  • Once don with that, the user should restart the system
  • And also this process will be termed as clean install of QuickBooks.

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By the end of this article, the user might be able to fix the QuickBooks error 15221. However, if the user isn’t able to tackle the issue even after using the steps mentioned in this article, then it is suggested to get in touch with our QuickBooks enterprise support team professionals using our toll-free customer support number i.e., 1-844-521-0490. Our team professionals will ensure to come up with the best possible support assistance.

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