HashCalc

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.02
  • Total Downloads:
    70,834
  • Date Added:
    January 15, 2008
  • File Size:
    464.65KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    117
  • 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 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 464.65KB
    File Name hashcalc.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 70,834
    Downloads Last Week 117
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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