QuickBooks is a comprehensive Accounting and Financial Management software which can seamlessly manage all the day to day tasks of your small and mid-size business. It is the most advanced bookkeeping software out there but still, it sometimes runs into errors and issues which are inevitable. QuickBooks Error 15218 is one of such errors. The QuickBooks Error code 15218 pops-up on your screen when the user is trying to download or install the QuickBooks Desktop updates on their desktop. The QuickBooks Experts highly recommend that you connect with them via the QuickBooks Tech Support Phone Number +1-888-557-6950 to get the error 15218 resolved.

QuickBooks Error 15218This is a comprehensive guide which contains the steps for manually fixing the QuickBooks Error Code 15218 and also the causes for the same error.

Why QuickBooks Error 15218 Appears On Your Screen?

QuickBooks protects your data from unwanted access by malware and hackers. Therefore, it verifies the digital signature of all the downloads to make sure they are safe and come from a reliable source. If QB is not able to verify the digital signature of the download, the QuickBooks Error 15218 will pop-up on your screen.

Note: Verify that you are utilizing the latest version of Internet explorer on your desktop.

How To Fix The QuickBooks Error 15218 Manually?

The QuickBooks Experts of getenterprisesupport recommend three solutions for the fixing the QB Error 15218 manually. You must follow the order of the solutions or contact the QuickBooks Support Services Team.

Solution 1: Perform A Clean Install Of QuickBooks

In the case of some users, their QuickBooks is damaged beyond repair and they are left with the only option which is to do a clean install of their QuickBooks. The process of doing a clean install of QB can be divided into three distinct phases:

 1: Uninstall QuickBooks Desktop From Your Computer

 2: Renaming The Installation Folders Which Are Left Behind

 3: Reinstalling QuickBooks Desktop On The Computer

You can either implement all the phases or ask the QuickBooks Experts to do it for you.

Solution 2: Edit Internet Explorer Options

  • Go to the system tray and click on the Internet Explorer icon or look for the icon on your desktop.
  • Go to the top-right corner of your monitor screen and click on the gear icon.
  • This will open a menu on your screen. Choose Internet Options in the menu.
  • Now, go to the Security tab and choose the Trusted sites
  • Choose the Site
  • Now, add the following websites.
    • For US version – *.quickbooks.com,  *.intuit.com
    • For Canadian version – *.quickbooks.ca, *.intuit.ca
  • Also, click on Close button.
  • Choose the Apply button and click on OK.

Solution 3: Update Microsoft Security Certificate

As we discussed earlier, an expired or outdated Microsoft Security Certificate can cause the QuickBooks Error Code 15218. Go to the official website of Microsoft Windows and download the security updates.

Contact QuickBooks Support Services Team

The solutions given above are suggested by the QuickBooks ProAdvisors who have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of QuickBooks issues. In case, if you have any questions regarding the QuickBooks Error 15218 or you are unable to fix the error, contact QuickBooks Tech Support Team on the QuickBooks Error Support Phone Number +1-888-557-6950. Our QB support services are available for users all over the world and are also accessible 24×7 and 365 days.