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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:

 

 

KB ID# SLN43210
12/6/2016 8:00:10 AM
PPRDQSSWS400 9138 Pro 2017 02f8a7