Effective Ways to Deal With QuickBooks Firewall Problem

by Mark Williams
QuickBooks Firewall Problem

Being a QuickBooks user, you might be aware of the numerous technical issues it encounters when operating the QB application. Among all these errors, some are caused by the restrictions imposed by the third-party firewall. As a result, it sometimes becomes complicated to manage the QuickBooks firewall problem. However, before that, it is essential to know why such an issue comes up and then how to resolve it effectively. So, read out this informative blog and gather all the requisite info about the same.

If you are struggling to fix the firewall issue in QuickBooks, then directly have a communication with the technical support team by dialing our Toll-Free 1.855.738.2784.

Why Does Windows Firewall Disconnect Me From QuickBooks Desktop?

You can come across the issue due to several reasons. To know them in detail, go through each point-

  1. One of the major reasons might be the incorrect configuration of the Windows firewall.
  2. There is also a possibility that the version of QuickBooks you are using has not been updated.

Now that you have understood the reasons let us move on to the next part of this blog to learn different ways of tackling the problem.

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Is There a Way to Successfully Get Rid of the Windows Firewall Issue in QuickBooks?

If you are looking for different troubleshooting methods that will rectify the problem correctly, then follow the below-given instructions carefully-

SOLUTION 1: Make Modifications in the Windows Firewall Settings

  1. Go to the search bar of the Windows ‘Start’ section.
  2. Type in ‘Windows Firewall’ to get redirected to the firewall screen.
  3. Further, you must tap ‘Advanced Settings’ and then right-click on ‘Inbound Rules’.
  4. After choosing ‘New Rule’, hit ‘Port’ and then ‘Next’.
  5. Now, ensure that you have selected ‘TCP’.
  6. Move to the Specific local ports section and provide the correct port number.
  7. Hit ‘Next’ and then choose ‘Allow the Connection’.
  8. Mark all profiles after tapping on the ‘Next’ button.
  9. Again, select ‘Next’ to create and name a rule.
  10. Once done, finally, tap on the ‘Finish’ button.

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SOLUTION 2: Run the Updated Version Of Your QuickBooks Desktop

  1. If QuickBooks is running on your Windows, exit it.
  2. On the desktop, search for the QuickBooks Desktop software and then right-click on it.
  3. Tap on the ‘Run as Administrator’ option.
  4. Further, you must go to the No Company Open window by hitting the ‘Ctrl’ key and at the same time, double-clicking on the QB icon.
  5. Now, from the ‘Help’ tab, select the ‘Update QuickBooks Desktop’ option.
  6. Next, choose the ‘Update Now’ tab to ‘Mark All’ and then ‘Save it’.
  7. Opt for the ‘Reset Update’ checkbox under the ‘Update Now’ tab.
  8. After that, opt for the ‘Get Updates’ option to download the newly released updates.
  9. Re-launch the QuickBooks Desktop to complete the installation of the updates.
  10. In the end, reboot the computer.

As we have come to an end, we hope you must have been able to resolve the QuickBooks Firewall problem efficiently. We have also tried our best to provide you with the aptest info about it. So, in case you require any further assistance, feel free to get in touch with one of the experts through our Toll-Free 1.855.738.2784.

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