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Update Intuit Data Protect to the latest version

Update Intuit Data Protect (IDP) to the latest release to keep your company file and other data safe.


In order to provide greater security and abide by new security standards, all services within QuickBooks Desktop will need to meet certain system requirements after June 30, 2018. If these requirements are not met, IDP will stop working. To prevent any issues:

Step 1: Update QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to the Help menu, then choose Update QuickBooks.
  2. Go to the Update Now tab, then make sure Data Protect is checked.
  3. Select Get Updates.
  4. Once complete, close and reopen QuickBooks to apply the updates.

Step 2: Update Intuit Data Protect (IDP)

  1. Right-click the Intuit Data Protect (green padlock) icon in the system tray at the lower right of your screen.
  2. Select About Intuit Data Protect > Update.
  3. Once the update is complete, then select OK.
  4. Check if you have the latest version.
    QuickBooks IDP Version
    QuickBooks 2018
    QuickBooks 2017
    QuickBooks 2016