How to Resolve QuickBooks Error Code 15222

Accounting and finance are the two factors that are controlling the world business at the present moment. However, maintaining a proper record based on accounting and finance is an uphill task now. QuickBooks has brought about a huge relief to all such business ventures to properly monitor their business-related accounts and various aspects relating to finance. Although QuickBooks has been able to confidently function in this particular, some of the error associated with it is creating problems from properly using the software.

In this context, we will be discussing one of those errors which have hindered the proper usage of the software by the user. QuickBooks Error Code 15222. This is typical of an error associated to QuickBooks which occurs when the user intends to download any Payroll or the users intends to download any sort of QuickBooks update version for the system.

This usually happens when the user has set the system to update the payroll but the update did not get complete. This hindrance in the update occurs because the QuickBooks database has failed to verify the digital signature of the update file. Hence it is quite evident from the description of the error that this sort of an error has to be eradicated to the earliest for the proper functioning of the QuickBooks desktop software. As we all know a software is a set of codes, programs and algorithms and QuickBooks is not different. Hence this sort of an error creates an imbalance in the coding and algorithm system of the software.

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What Causes QuickBooks Error 15222?

In order to sense the gravity of the error, we need to understand the key parameters governing the error. Hence of the probable causes are listed below:

  • Some of the security software presents inside the system make consider the QuickBooks Desktop update as a security issue to the system. Hence they can stop the process of updating the QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Internet Explorer performs a task of registering a digital signature. However, if it fails to do this properly then the QuickBooks update gets hindered.
  • At times the error occurs in case the users do not use the internet explorer as a default browser. If it is not done then the task of registering the digital signature will not happen and thus the update of QuickBooks won’t get completed.

 How to Resolve QuickBooks Error 15222?

We need to find some ways to resolve the problem.

  • First of all, we need to update some of the important programs which include Qbw32.exe, qbupdate.exe processes,,, and so that they are not regarded as a threat by the antivirus present in the system.
  • Then one need to uninstall the QuickBooks software and browse the Qbw32.exe file so that the digital signature tab can be opened. Once the digital signature tab gets opened, one needs to open the digital certificate window and install the digital certificate in the system.
  • Once the installation is done, one needs to reboot the system.
  • Then the QuickBooks has to be opened and updated accordingly.


For further and better assistance one can call the Quickbooks desktop support number at 1-888-412-7852.