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Editors' Review Staff Feb 27, 2009

With a minimum of fuss, this simple freeware tool generates MD5 checksums from your files and select texts. Chaos MD5's bare-bones interface is barely more than a file name line, and a pair of buttons. If you understand the use of an MD5 code, you can use this app. Well, you can use it if you can drag a file, but you'll understand it if you know the use of a checksum.

Run ChaosMD5's executable to get the interface. Drag and drop a file on the file browse box, press a button and you'll immediately see the file's MD5 checksum. It's also easy to use the internal file browse command to get a file for checksum generation. In addition to file checksum creation, Chaos MD5 gives users the ability to type in a line of text to generate a MD5 checksum. The only problem was that testers complained that some files failed to generate a checksum.

Chaos MD5 is a simple freeware executable that quickly displays MD5 checksums. File traders, system administrators, and those with a need to prove file security will find this app quick, useful, and accurate.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.002


Release May 22, 2012
Date Added December 24, 2006
Version 2.5.002

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 1,616
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Chaos MD5 is a free MD5 generator for Windows. Input any file into this free program and it will generate a MD5 checksum for that file. That simply means it generates a unique signature for each and every file. Chaos MD5 does not require installation; simply copy it to the hard drive or USB device to run. The MD5 checksum that is generated can be used for file identification or integrity checks.