MD5 Checker

MD5 Checker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.31
  • Total Downloads:
    344,218
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 11, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    24.58KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    398
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This tiny freeware utility checks the validity of downloaded files by quickly comparing the files to previously generated checksums, though it can't check complete folders. With MD5 Checker's ultrasimple interface, you can easily browse for files to validate, or generate MD5 checksums. Using the program is merely a matter of pointing the program to the file of your download. The program rapidly computes the checksum of a file and quickly compares that value to the expected checksum. The program clearly indicates checksum values as matched or mismatched. However, MD5 Checker works only with files and can't check a folder of files with a single click. Even so, software developers who download from services that include checksum files will want this freeware application in their toolboxes.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 23

5 stars

"Works great"

January 01, 2014  |  By Doit2it42

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Small footprint, simple interface, just plain works

Cons

Have to use the sneaky CNET Downloader to get it. I don't want blaotware on my computer or browser, Thank You

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2 stars

"It gets the job done nothing more than md5"

September 10, 2013  |  By Nicholaslounds

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

checks md5

Cons

Only md5 check

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5 stars

"Works great"

September 07, 2013  |  By bhorn2001

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

If you use the Direct download link you get just the software. This little program works great. Download, unzip and execute. Just that simple. Don't pay attention to the negative reviews. Use the Direct download link NOT the CNET link.

Cons

NONE if you use the Direct download link.
Wish they had a Mac version that was this simple.

Summary

Love this program and have it installed on all my Windows computers.

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1 stars

"Didn't work for me, only installed malware"

June 01, 2013  |  By Post169

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Easily found; the first result when I searched for "MD5 checker"

Cons

That Pro means nothing, as when I browsed for the ZIP file I wanted to check, it didn't see it.
Now that I think of it, the installer was probably the reason Chrome crashed, accompanied by three problems: a malware extension "We-Care Reminder" which does not allow the user do disable or remove it was added to Chrome, as well as a less malicious extension which changed the default search engine. The third problem was that when Chrome crashed, I lost the page that was showing the MD5 code, so when I reloaded it, I don't know if it was the same one.

Summary

Stay away from this!
CNET, PLEASE remove this malware spreader!

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1 stars

"Installs Two Other (malware) Applications"

April 16, 2013  |  By BroncoBillyABQ

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Did what it said it could.

Cons

Installs Two Other (malware) Applications. Installed Iminent & Getsavin. The latter is considered malware.

Summary

Avoid this application

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1 stars

"Bloatware in the downloader"

November 02, 2012  |  By MissLisa62tx

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Seems like a good program after uninstalling the bloatware. Hope I found it all!!!

Cons

Bloatware in the installer. Check your Browser Add-ins if you use it even if you tell it not to install anything.

Summary



Updated on Nov 2, 2012

I expected better from CNET. My opinion of them just took a nosedive.

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2 stars

"a better program"

October 13, 2012  |  By WilliamLeng

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

It works most of the time.

Cons

It lacks many features I want.

Summary

I also use HashCopy and found it is much better. HashCopy can copy and verify a folder recursively. It can handle hundreds of thousands files in one operation. I used to copy a folder that contains about 200,000 files with a total size of over 1 terabytes. It took 16 hours to finish. HashCopy can be downloaded from www.jdxsoftware.org.

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1 stars

"Crashes on run"

May 30, 2012  |  By DiddlerDave

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

It is free! It also works on occasion.

Cons

The program crashes and freezes

Summary

I'm running XP and wanted to check a few downloads for authenticity. I downloaded this, and ran it, and followed the directions. They should tell you to not run the MD5 checker against the app unless you make a copy of it, run the copy, and check the md5.exe... Otherwise, the program crashes because the file is open.

However, the author says it can check files over 2GB. I had no luck. I've got a 4.5GB file, and about a third of the way through checking it the progress bar stopped. 5 minutes later I ended the task.

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1 stars

"Aborted D/l & Install Because of CNET Downloader"

March 05, 2012  |  By Ardwych

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Never really found out.

Cons

I gave up on my attempt to install the MD5 checker because the only download I could find was Cnet's own Download Manager. That's the last thing I want - ANOTHER HELPFUL DOWNLOADER!

Summary

So I gave up downloading/installing; I may never visit Cnet again.
In fact, I doubt that I will.

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5 stars

"Reliable Product"

December 12, 2011  |  By MarkBusey

 |  Version: MD5 Checker 2.31

Pros

Works consistently, and is easy to use.

Cons

I do not have any cons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.31
Version 2.31 now displays target filename.
General
Publisher TSoft
Publisher web site http://www.midwavi.com/
Release Date April 11, 2007
Date Added April 11, 2007
Version 2.31
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 24.58KB
File Name md5.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 344,218
Downloads Last Week 398
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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