MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 17 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
2.1
File Size:
81.5KB
Date Added:
January 28, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
220,951
Downloads Last Week:
1,355
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Editors' review

Cryptographic hash functions are commonly used to guard against malicious changes to protected data in a wide variety of software, Internet, and security applications, including digital signatures and other forms of authentication. Two of the most common cryptographic hash functions are the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) and Message Digest Algorithm-5 (MD5). Checksum utilities are used to verify the integrity of generated hashes. There are two basic types, those that calculate checksum values and those that also validate them by checking them against a list of values for the protected data, which is the only way it can be done. Raymond Lin's MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility is a standalone freeware tool that generates and verifies cryptographic hashes in MD5 and SHA-1.

The program has a basic, utterly functional interface that should pose no trouble for anyone with the knowledge and skill to actually need it. To generate or verify a hash, you simply browse to the file of choice, select either MD5 or SHA-1, and click either Copy to generate the hash or Verify to check its integrity. A Paste function automatically enters the generated hash for verification at the click of a button.

MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility is free to download and use, though Ray accepts donations from satisfied users. At a mere 57k, his checksum tool is about as small as a useful, functioning utility can be in this age of bloatware, and even more so considering that it's certified to work in Windows Vista and 7.

Publisher's Description

Screenshots

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-1 of 1

  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says it does."

    April 21, 2014   |   By Flatworm

    Version: MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility 2.1

    Pros

    Small and efficient. Good user interface. Straightforward and intuitive. Fast. Convenient. Free.

    Cons

    None whatsoever

    Summary

    This is a very small, simple, straightforward freeware application designed to perform a single task -- assess the checksum of downloaded files and compare it against checksums provided by the source, and includes all of those derived by the most commonly used algorithms. It does its work easily, quickly and well, with an intuitive user interface. As far as the limited purpose it serves goes, it is very nearly an ideal application.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK