.SEB File Extension

A .SEB file is a Safe Exam Browser Configuration File, created by ETH Zurich.

Open with Safe Exam Browser. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SEB file?

A .SEB file is a type of configuration file specifically used by the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) application. This application is designed to create a secure environment for taking online exams. The .SEB file contains settings that determine how the exam will be conducted and what restrictions are placed on the exam taker's computer to prevent cheating. For instance, it can control whether other applications or websites can be accessed during the exam.

The contents of a .SEB file are encrypted, which means they cannot be altered by the exam takers. This ensures that the exam settings are securely maintained and only accessible by authorized personnel or software.

To open a .SEB file, you need to have the Safe Exam Browser installed on your computer. This software is available for multiple platforms, including Windows and iOS. Once Safe Exam Browser is installed, you can simply double-click on the .SEB file to start the exam with the predefined settings loaded.

Safe Exam Browser is commonly used by educational institutions and businesses to administer tests and assessments securely. When an exam is started using a .SEB file, the Safe Exam Browser typically locks down the exam taker's computer, limiting functionalities such as opening new browser tabs or accessing other applications, which helps prevent cheating during the exam.


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