We've added this extra layer of security to stop these bad intentioned individuals in their tracks, before they ever get near your sensitive data.If you'd like more information about this update, we have an article posted here https://community.intuit.com/articles/1370759-quickbooks-desktop-security-information . You can read more about how Intuit keeps your data safe and find more tips on protecting yourself at our Online Security Center I DO NOT have credit cards stored in my QB, nor do I use online processing through QB.I do not have multi user mode enabled or "hosted mode" yet there is NO WAY to shut off this password annoyance.However, there was one employee that had personal information, and I deleted it (we only use it for Job Costing, so we only need the employees name). Re-Open file and there should no longer be a login prompt. Removing EIN/TIN/SSN may affect the ability to 1099 from Quickbooks directly or other features dependent on the company EIN/TIN/SSN . Intuit support mentioned that a patch is in the works to solve some of the problems with the password requirements forced by this update. Hopefully those who are using Quickbooks for basic bookkeeping will be able to use this workaround.After I deleted all personal information, I followed the steps below again and it worked!!! Delete both new password and repeat password fields11. Summary: I provided a workaround for MAIN cases.I even tried to create a new user with no password and full access, but I could not delete the old admin user and now I am prompted to create a password for this new user or access is blocked.Again, NO CUSTOMER CREDIT CARD PROTECTION IS ENABLED... I tried the recommendation below and it did not work.
Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University.If you'd like to let our engineers know how this change is impacting you, you can submit feedback directly to them by going to Help > Send Feedback Online. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with them - it's important to me that the engineers hear how this change has impacted you in your own words.' data-inline-edit-type='wysiwyg' data-inline-edit-url='/answers/3053406' id='inline_edit_answer_3053406_body' Hi sdmedicine - Right now, there is not a way to remove the password protection for any Quick Books 2016 file that contains what we call "personally identifiable information." Personally identifiable information, or PII, includes employee and employer Social Security numbers, EINs, bank details including routing and account numbers, and vendor tax IDs.I know it's frustrating to have to use another password to log into your Quick Books software when you already have to use so many other passwords in your every day life.Many people use their Quick Books to run their business, process payroll, and charge credit cards.Imagine if a malicious person somehow accessed a Quick Books file - employers, employees, and customers would all be at risk. Quick Books updates need to be performed on the server by our technicians after hours. Is there any cost associated with Quick Books release updates? You can check the features and fixes of all new releases here: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1501562 Q. Normally you can recover from this by closing the application, logging off, and logging back on. If I can’t do the update myself, can I turn off these update prompts?