File Extension Library


.VBN File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec Corporation
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .VBN file?

.VBN file extension is created by Symantec Corporation. .VBN has been classified as Various data Files.

.VBN is Symantec AntiVirus quarantined data

The vbn file extension used to be associated with the Symantec AntiVirus program (now it is known as Norton AntiVirus).

The vbn file contains quarantined data. The VBN extension stands for "Virus Bin".


How to open:

Use Symantec AntiVirus to work with *.vbn files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .vbn file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .VBN file on different platforms

Open .VBN File on Windows

  • Right-click a .VBN
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .VBN file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .VBN files" Press "Ok"

Open .VBN File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .VBN file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .VBN File on Linux

Right click on the .VBN file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .VBN File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .VBN file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .VBN File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .VBN files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .VBN files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .VBN files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .VBN file format
  2. You need to check the .VBN file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)