HashCalc

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.02
  • Total Downloads:
    71,371
  • Date Added:
    January 15, 2008
  • File Size:
    464.65KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This comprehensive checksum calculator couldn't get much easier to use. HashCalc's simple dialog-size interface dispenses with glitz to plainly list input and results. The program's single page Help file adequately explains program functions, but expects users to be familiar with the field of checksums.

The display consists of a text box for the file path or text that is to be checked. Below that line are 13 common checksum algorithms. A checkbox next to each makes it easy to indicate whether the app will calculate the file checksum for that algorithm. Operating HashCalc is as easy as dragging a file to the program's interface. As soon as you let go of the file, the app immediate calculates and displays the checksum for any of the checked algorithms.

In addition to calculating file checksums, the app calculates checksums for text and hex strings. Calculating checksums using Hash Message Authentication Code takes only entering the text or hex key before dropping the data file.

Testers had only a single complaint about HashCalc. The program could use a single button method to copy all the checksums to a text file. As it is, users must select and copy checksums one at a time. Nevertheless, system administrators, file traders, and anyone who needs to check transferred files will want this freeware.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"HashCalc worked but included trojans..."

February 04, 2014  |  By timoey2

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

HashCalc itself worked fine

Cons

The HashCalc installer (or the CNET downloader) did at least 4 things I did not want (included some trojans in its process):

- Conduit Search was setup as my default search in Firefox
- My Firefox home page was reset to a page that asked me to install virus protector I was supposedly missing
- MyPCBackup.exe was installed -- which is adware
- Some other adware was installed that Sophos flagged and removed from me

I'm not sure if CNET did other things to my machine unbeknownst to me...

Yuck!!!!

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4 stars

"It works as advertised."

March 12, 2012  |  By fperafan

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

It is easy to use, intuitive, and does what it says.

Cons

It only calculates one hash type a time.

Summary

Is a very good program doing its job and it is free.

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4 stars

"This software works"

December 02, 2011  |  By matthew_of_cambridge

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

Calculates wide enough variety of hash types MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, CRC32...

Cons

Does not calculate multiple hash types at the same time. Must repeat the operation (select files etc.) to produce a variety of hash types on one file. This is somewhat inconvenient and unnecessary. It would be better if you ticked boxes for every type of hash you want.

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4 stars

"Does the job well"

July 30, 2010  |  By hrrmph

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

Gives me the SHA1 codes that I need on files downloaded from Microsoft. Small program, minimal fuss.

Cons

No cons for this program.

Summary

Good program.

Only way I can think to improve it would be if the program would add the ability to right-click on a file (in Windows Explorer) and select HashCalc to automatically open and calculate the codes (using your last-used settings).

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5 stars

"Capable and easy to use"

May 24, 2010  |  By zeterian

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

calculates many checksums easily.

Cons

Culld use a copy button to copy the results to the clipboard

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5 stars

"It worked fine."

March 04, 2010  |  By papa5100

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

The program allowed me to check all of my downloads.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

I like it and it is easy to use.

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3 stars

"Could not download (2009-3-10) CNET - DW links failed."

March 10, 2009  |  By kazbah2

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

Unable to rate, looked like it would be perfect.

Cons

Unable to rate, looked like it would be perfect.

Summary

Could not download file (2009-3-10) CNET and DW links failed. Gave a neutral rating, because this is not a reflection of the program.

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4 stars

"Simple and Good"

January 10, 2009  |  By Sunardy

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Pros

I love it, easy to use, support many algorithms function

Cons

Interface is too 'standard', some icon would be nice

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4 stars

"Simple interface and does its job (NO SHELL INTEGRATION)"

July 18, 2008

 |  Version: HashCalc 2.02

Cons

You can't do multiple files at a time and you can't output to a txt file, like some other hash-checkers. Like most others, it won't offer (right-click checking) shell integration for some user accounts and not others, it just doesn't do shell integration (fair enough). I just uninstalled another one that installed a shell extension without mentioning it nor offering the option to disable it in the preferences. This is better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.02
Version 2.02 fixes minor bugs.
General
Publisher SlavaSoft
Publisher web site http://www.slavasoft.com
Release Date March 06, 2007
Date Added January 15, 2008
Version 2.02
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 464.65KB
File Name hashcalc.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 71,371
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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