QuickBooks Error 80029c4a: Is it related to antivirus ? How do I resolve it ?

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    benjaminjames
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    Yes, QuickBooks Error 80029c4a can be related to antivirus software, particularly if the antivirus program is mistakenly flagging QuickBooks files as malicious and quarantining or deleting them. This can happen when the antivirus software incorrectly identifies certain QuickBooks files as threats due to false positives or outdated virus definitions.

    To resolve QuickBooks Error 80029c4a related to antivirus software, follow these steps:

    1. Update Antivirus Definitions: Ensure that your antivirus software is up-to-date with the latest virus definitions. Sometimes, outdated definitions can lead to false positive detections.
    2. Exclude QuickBooks Files: Add QuickBooks program files and folders to the exclusions or trusted applications list in your antivirus software. This prevents the antivirus from scanning or interfering with QuickBooks files, reducing the likelihood of false positives.
    3. Restore Quarantined Files: If any QuickBooks files have been mistakenly quarantined or deleted by your antivirus software, restore them from the quarantine or backup. Refer to your antivirus software’s documentation for instructions on how to restore quarantined files.
    4. Configure Real-Time Protection: Adjust the settings of your antivirus software to minimize interference with QuickBooks while still maintaining adequate protection against threats. You may be able to configure real-time scanning to exclude QuickBooks processes or folders.
    5. Contact Antivirus Support: If you’re unsure how to configure your antivirus software or need further assistance, reach out to the antivirus provider’s support team for guidance. They can provide specific instructions tailored to your antivirus software version and configuration.
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