Learn the most effective steps to fix the Error 6094, 0 (6010, 2) when opening QuickBooks Desktop

Stumbled upon QuickBooks Error code 6094, 0 (6010, 2) and don’t know the ways to get rid of it? If yes, then you need not worry about it. As a remedial measure, today’s post will be dedicated to fixing such errors in QuickBooks accounting software. This error is usually seen when the third-party antivirus/internet security program blocks the QuickBooks desktop. The third-party security program includes PC tools, including internet security, AVG Antivirus, and SpyHunter Malware blocking QuickBooks software.

To know more about QuickBooks error code 6094, read carefully to this segment till the end. You can also get in touch with our 24X7 QuickBooks error support team at 1-800-761-1787. Our U.S based experts will be more than happy to help you with your concerns.

What is QuickBooks Error Message 6094, 0?

As mentioned before, you can encounter this error when QuickBooks fails to launch the web database. Also, the same error can be seen due to the security program updates. It comes with an error message stating:

Warning“An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database server that manages access to the QuickBooks company file. Error (-6094,0)”.

The causes and fixes will be discussed later in this post.

What causes the QuickBooks error code 6094?

This error can be caused due to a few factors enlisted below:

  • Anti-virus causing the error.
  • Erroneous Internet security settings might also cause the error.
  • SpyHunter/malware blocking the same.

Important Points

Before moving to the troubleshooting, you need to consider certain points, such as:

  • Update anti-virus software to the latest release.
  • And also, navigate to the quarantine folder or antivirus vault to restore the qbdmgr.exe and qbdmgrN.exe files.
  • Prevent QuickBooks desktop directory from getting scanned by adding exceptions on antivirus software.

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Methods to Troubleshoot QuickBooks Error 6094, 0 (6010, 2)

Now that you know why this QuickBooks error code 6094, 0 is encountered, you need to fix the error. Make sure to perform the required steps we have listed below to get rid of the error. Let us check out each of the methods one by one:

Method 1: Repairing QuickBooks desktop software

The first method requires you to repair your QuickBooks desktop, this can be easily done by carrying out the steps below:

  • Close all the unnecessary programs interfering with the QuickBooks software and then restart the same.
  • Ensure to have the Backup of the QuickBooks company file.
  • Move to the Start menu and open the Control panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features in the control panel. Also, Uninstall any program which is not needed.
Programs and Features - Screenshot
  • Choose the QuickBooks program from the list and hit on the Uninstall and Change option.
Uninstall or Reinstall QuickBooks - Screenshot
  • Moving ahead, hit a click on the Continue tab and then choose Next.
  • Go for the Repair option and click on next and wait until the repair process completes.
Repair QuickBooks Desktop - Screenshot

Method 2: Remove QuickBooks files from the list of blocked files

The easy steps to get QuickBooks removed from the blocked files list are given as follows:

  • Launch the SpyHunter software.
  • Hit on the System guard.
  • Choose the User added tab and then search for the QuickBooks files.
  • Set the QuickBooks files status as Allowed.
  • If you are unable to find the QuickBooks files, go back under the Added tab.
  • Also, verify PUP.
  • If you find any QuickBooks file in the list, then Set its status to allowed.
  • Also, set the status as allowed if you found the QuickBooks files blocked under PUP.

Hopefully, the error code 6094 in QuickBooks is gone from your software by performing the above steps. If it still exists or appears on your screen, then the below-given methods can help you.

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Method 3: Configure the AVG antivirus

The steps to follow for preventing the QuickBooks directory from being scanned:

  • Close QuickBooks Desktop and then open the AVG Antivirus user interface.
  • Double-click the Resident shield and choose to Manage exceptions is recommended.
Select manage exceptions in AVG Antirius - Screenshot
  • Afterwards, you need to choose the Add path option, followed by navigating to C:\Program Files\Intuit. (Note: It should be noted that if QuickBooks is installed in a different folder, then adding that folder path is recommended.)
Add Path in AVG antivirus - Screenshot
  • Lastly, hit a click on OK and then Save changes. Moreover, note that it is necessary to Restore all QuickBooks file that AVG Anti-virus quarantined.

Check if the files are quarantined

  • Open the AVG Antivirus user interface and hit on History.
  • Opt for the Virus vault and locate any QuickBooks file that has been quarantined. Example: qb.exe, qbw32.exe, qbdbmgrn.exe, qbdbmgr.exe.
  • Go for the required files, and along with that, select Restore and Close.
  • To end the process, open QuickBooks.

Check for any renamed files in the installation directory

  • Initially, close QuickBooks.
  • Check for the path C:\ program files\Intuit\ QuickBooks for the rename files in the install directory that were renamed. Example: QBDBMGRN_AVG_RESTORED.
  • Rename the file to the Original name.
  • Lastly, open QuickBooks desktop.

Method 4: Check PC Tools Internet Security

The steps below aim at restoring any infections that have been Quarantined:

  • From the Settings menu, choose Quarantine.
  • Also, choose Necessary items to restore, followed by selecting Restore.
  • Choose Yes and hit the OK button.

Setting up exceptions to prevent the QuickBooks directory from being scanned.

  • In this, you need to choose the Settings option from the PC Tools Internet Security menu.
  • Choose the Global action list. Follow it up by choosing the add to select the Files to be excluded from scanning.
  • Select the OK tab.

Hopefully, the methods should aid in the rectification of error code 6094, 0 and 6010, 2 from your copy of QuickBooks. If it is still appearing on your screen, then perform the next method.

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Method 5: Restore QuickBooks files from quarantine (if any)

There may be a possibility that somehow your antivirus recognized QuickBooks as a threat and thus transferred critical QuickBooks executable files into the Quarantine folder.

The steps below should give you an idea about how you can recover the file back to its original state.

Restoring QuickBooks files from quarantine - Screenshot
  • Proceed to History from the program’s dashboard.
  • Hit on the Virus vault.
  • Look for the file starting with ‘qb‘ and then choose the same.
  • The final step requires you to choose the Restore option.
  • Hit on Close.

Method 6: Go for QuickBooks Updates

Updating the QuickBooks software may solve this error at times. So it is recommended that you follow the below-illustrated steps to update the software without any hassle.

  • Launch the QuickBooks Desktop software.
  • Proceed to the Help tab, followed by the Update QuickBooks Desktop option.
  • Hit on the Update Now option.
  • Subsequently, choose the Get Updates option.
Update QuickBooks desktop (Screenshot)
  • The upgrade process may take some time.
  • Once it is over, hit on Close and re-open QuickBooks to check whether the ongoing issue got uprooted.

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Method 7: Clean Install QuickBooks Desktop Application

Clean installation of QuickBooks is a viable remedy to ward off issues on a large scale in the QB program. You can perform a clean install via the below given steps:

  • At first, download QuickBooks tools hub program from here.
  • After that you need to install the QuickBooks Tools Hub program by hitting click on quickbookstoolhub.exe file.
  • Once done, open the tool hub from the desktop icon, then navigate to the section under Installation Issues tab.
QuickBooks clean install tool - Image
  • Here, you need to select Clean Install Tool option to run the tool.
  • In the next step, adhere to the on-screen given commands. The clean install tool will uninstall and the re-install the QuickBooks.
  • Now restart your QuickBooks and see if the issue has been fixed or not.

Final Words..!

With this, we come to the end of this article, and we also hope that the invaluable information shared above might be of immense help in getting rid of QuickBooks error code 6904, 0. However, if the error still persists, you can get in touch with our QuickBooks enterprise technical support team via our helpline, i.e., 1-800-761-1787. Our U.S based certified accounting professionals will be there to assist you in getting rid of the error with much ease.


What is QuickBooks Error 6094 related to?

This error is associated with certain issues in the Database Service that prevent the service from starting.

What causes Error 6094?

This issue can be attributed to a conflicting program running in the background or the Firewall or antivirus program blocking QuickBooks functionalities.

How to disable the antivirus to bypass Error 6094 in QuickBooks?

To disable the antivirus, follow the given steps:
1. Hit a right-click on the antivirus icon on the Taskbar.
2. After than hit on Temporarily disable the program option.
3. Once that is done, try restarting the Database Service once again.


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