MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    243,592
  • Date Added:
    January 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    81.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,197
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 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.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.1

    Version 2.1 includes:

    • Included SHA-512 hash
    • Introduced Pro version
    • Improved Drag and Drop function
    • Minor bug fixes
    General
    Publisher Raymond's Personal Software
    Publisher web site http://raylin.wordpress.com
    Release Date January 20, 2014
    Date Added January 28, 2014
    Version 2.1
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 81.5KB
    File Name MD5_and_SHA_Checksum_Utility.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 243,592
    Downloads Last Week 2,197
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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