Why does QuickBooks Error 6094, 0 shows when I try to open Company file?

Error Code (-6094, 0) is never seen before on any of our computers. We have been ignoring a prompt to update our QuickBooks every time we start it, could this be cause of QuickBooks Error Code 6094? We updated QuickBooks in response to that ongoing prompt to update QuickBooks but the error still continues. I have a service contract with Geek Squad but they didn’t help me out to fix QuickBooks Error 6094 for that is not included in their Service Level agreement and I was suggested to call QuickBooks Customer Support Number for help to resolve QuickBooks Error 6094. I am expecting some immediate help or help articles to resolve QuickBooks Error Code -6094, 0 on my own. Thanks a million looking forward.

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Introduction: QuickBooks Error (-6094, 0) occurs because of an anti-virus program installed either on the QuickBooks Server or the workstations. QuickBooks Error 6094 is mainly noticed to be caused by the anti-virus programs as they block the QuickBooks communication process. The blocked QuickBooks communication is indicated as “Error -6094, 0 an error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database, security program updates cause the following error when opening QuickBooks Desktop” OR “An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database server that manages access to the QuickBooks company file. Error (-6094, 0)”

Known Anti-virus programs causing Error 6094 in QuickBooks

  • SpyHunter Malware protection.
  • AVG Anti-Virus.
  • PC Tools Internet Security.

If you need a fix for error code (-6094, 0), please follow the help article on the bottom.  You can alternatively call our QuickBooks Support Number  to instantly fix QuickBooks Error 6094. Hope this helps.

Answered on July 25, 2019.

Common Troubleshooting:

    • Update QuickBooks Desktop and your antivirus application to the latest released version.


    • Access your antivirus vault, quarantine folder, and restore qbdmgr.exe and qbdmgrn.exe files.


    • Add QuickBooks files and folder to the exclude list of your antivirus programs.


Troubleshooting for AVG Antivirus

To exclude QuickBooks from the software scan list follow the steps given below:

    • Exit QuickBooks and open AVG antivirus program.


    • Double click Resident Shield and then select Manage Exceptions.


    • Click Add Path and enter C:\Program Files\Intuit.


    • Click OK and then Save Changes.


To restore QuickBooks files from quarantine:

    • From the program’s dashboard, click History.


    • Select Virus Vault and look for any file starting with qb for ex. qbw32.exe, qb.exe.


    • Click any of such files and select Restore and Close.


Check files names modified by antivirus in QuickBooks folder:

    • Exit QuickBooks.


    • Navigate to C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks folder and check if the names of any files are changed. e.g., QBW32_AVG_RESTORED.


    • Change filename back to its original name. e.g., qbw32.exe.


    • Now open your QuickBooks Desktop application.


In case if you are still facing the same issue after making the required changes to your antivirus settings, then you might need to repair QuickBooks from the control panel and, for this step, we will suggest you call QuickBooks Desktop Helpline Number 1-888-899-5690. Our team of certified experts have years of experience dealing with such issues in QuickBooks and can rectify QuickBooks Error 6094 and other application glitches for you in no time.

Answered on June 10, 2020.

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