VBE File Extension

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VBScript Encoded Script Format
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What is VBE file?

VBE files are closely related to VBScript language, a programming language based on on Visual Basic programming language. VBE file is a script file written in VBScript language. VBE file stores script’s source code in encoded form so that it cannot be opened or edited by unauthorized users. VBE files are only supported on Windows operating systems.

VBE file uqivalents

Visual Basic environment uses VBS scripting format, an equivalent of VBE file. Main difference between those two formats lies in data encoding – VBE file is encoded, whereas VBS is not.


VBE files are commonly used by hackers as means of distributing malware via email, hence opening unknown attachments containing VBE file should be handled with the utmost caution. More advanced user may try to verify attachment source code with dedicated Decode.vbs utility.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the VBE file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the VBE file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the VBE file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the VBE file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the VBE file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the VBE file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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