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Marxio File Checksum Verifier

By Marek Mantaj Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 22, 2010

Computers use checksums to check for data transmission errors; basically, they count the bits in a block of data and compare the number to a previously generated sum. If the two match, all is well; if not, something's gone wrong and it's time to look for data errors. Checksum verifiers are handy utilities that can scan software to verify its integrity. Marxio File Checksum Verifier calculates and verifies the checksums of programs downloaded from the Internet. It's free, compact, and portable, making it especially useful to system administrators and others who manage more than one machine.

This handy little app requires no formal installation or configuration: Just download it, click on it, and get right to work. The software checks to see if you have the latest version when you first use it. At 458K, it's quite small for 64 bit-compatible software. It has a small, simple, attractive interface that can be minimized to toolbar size. Simple control icons access a wide array of settings on the file menu and a link to further help and other resources at the developer's Web site. Drag-and-drop functionality and the ability to handle all major checksum types set Marxio File Checksum Verifier apart from other utilities of its type, which sometimes only work with a few file types or are difficult to configure.

Marxio File Checksum Verifier is freeware and is certified up to Windows 7. Its combination of competence, simplicity, and portability make it worth checking out.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.17

Version 1.6.17 has added new quite good looking icon.

General

Release August 13, 2012
Date Added August 13, 2012
Version 1.6.17

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 17,004
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Marxio File Checksum Verifier is used to calculate and verify checksums of files downloaded from the internet. Supports major checksum types: CRC32, MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, RIPEMD-128, RIPEMD-160, HAVAL 256, and TIGER 192. It has no installer, just one file, and basic interface with no fireworks. File Checksum Verifier (FCV) can save window position, stay on top on other windows or can be rolled-up to mini bar. Create checksum verification files (program.exe or .md5). Application is ideal for portable USB drives.