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Error -6094, 0 (6010, 2) An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database server that manages access to the QuickBooks company file

After an update has been downloaded for anti-virus or malware software, the following error message occurs when trying to open QuickBooks:

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

This error commonly occurs inside of 3 anti-virus programs:

  1. PC Tools Internet Security
  2. AVG Anti-Virus 
  3. SpyHunter Malware
How to fix it

To resolve the issue:

  1. Update your anti-virus software to the latest virus definition.
  2. Restore qbdmgr.exe and qbdmgrN.exe from virus vault or quarantine.
  3. Set up an exception in the anti-virus settings to prevent the QuickBooks directory from being scanned.
  4. Repair QuickBooks if necessary. 

Set up exceptions for the following anti-virus programs:

 

If these solutions don't resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

KB ID# SLN43210
10/26/2014 2:28:32 AM
PPRDQSSWS400 9102 Pro 2013 2583f2