What is QuickBooks Error 404 and how to overcome it?

QuickBooks error 404 can be a common error in the program and could cause problems with your business accounting processes. QuickBooks is a popular accounting software, but it has many technical problems. When QuickBooks fails to sync with Intuit, a QB update error 404 occurs. Intuit error code 404 can be triggered by any interruption to the Internet. This blog will help you understand the problem and provide solutions.

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What causes error 404 in QuickBooks?

We have already explained that QuickBooks will often display the error message “404 cannot be opened page” because of a Windows firewall or antivirus application. Below, you will find all other causes that can cause the error.

  • Installation errors may occur with QuickBooks Desktop
  • Registry errors can occur in Windows.
  • Error 404 can be caused by general browser issues like excess cache, cookies, and interruptions due to third-party plugins.
  • Malicious virus or malware infects Windows and QuickBooks files.
  • You don’t have an internet connection.
  • Some files that QuickBooks requires to function are missing or deleted.

Troubleshooting steps for QuickBooks Update Error404

These are the steps and guidelines that will quickly fix QuickBooks Error Code 404. Follow the steps in this order.

Step 1: Verify Internet Connection Settings

  • To check if your internet connection is working, open any browser Like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and go to www.bing.com or www.google.com.
  • If the website isn’t accessible, check your internet connection settings to see if there are any problems.
  • Open the QuickBooks application and click Internet Connection Setup if you are able to access other websites.
  • Select the Use my Computer’s Internet Connection Settings option from the Internet Connection Settings menu.
  • Click on Next, then Do It.

Step 2: Verify your Antivirus and Firewall Settings

  • Click the “Start Menu” button and type “Firewall” into the search box.
  • Click upon the “Windows Firewall” for “Advanced Security”.
  • If your Firewall is blocking “QuickBooks services access to the Internet Connection, you should check its settings.
  • Take-out QuickBooks services from the block list.
  • If that doesn’t work, you can open your antivirus software firewall and remove any QuickBooks service from the blocked lists.

NOTE: You might contact your antivirus/firewall support provider for more information on “how to remove QuickBooks from your blocked list“.

Step 3: Run Full system scan

  • You will need to have an antivirus program installed on your Windows computer in order to troubleshoot this issue.
  • Scan your computer for infections if you have an antivirus already installed. Install an antivirus program immediately.

Step 4: Clear Junk files and run the browser in private mode

Junk files and plugins stored in your browser can cause an error 404 when accessing websites. We will help you get rid of junk files in your browser. Then, we’ll make it private so no plugins load while you visit any website.

  • To access QuickBooks Online, open the browser and choose the appropriate option. Next, click the Settings button.
  • Use the settings search option to find Cookies and Cache.
  • Choose the option to remove all cookies and cache from your browser.
  • Now close the browser and right-click on its desktop icon.
  • To verify if the error 404 has been fixed, select Private or Incognito Mode.

If you’re unsure about the process or feel that professional assistance would be more beneficial, it is highly recommended to consult an expert. Our QuickBooks advisors are some of the most skilled, qualified, and reliable in the industry. They can solve any problem related to QuickBooks Error Code 404.

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