Which checksum calculating program are you using?

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  1. FanJ

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    Which checksum (HASH) calculating program are you using?

    Please give info about:
    - the site of that program
    - on which OS and the OS version
    - is it free or not
    - does it come with any crapware (toolbars, Open Candy, and things like that)
    - is it able to compare checksums of two files in a clear view
    - can it be run locally without internet connection
    - whatever info you would like to share with us

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have tried many in the past, but i find the most useful and simple is HashTAB http://implbits.com/HashTab.aspx

    It installs into the context explorer menu, does not require internet connection and compares check sums then displays very neatly. It almost looks like part of the operating system it does not run as a service. Im using it on W7 64 bit. Its free and has no browser toolbar or any extra software bundled. It also has other options for comparing various check sums.

    If you are interested in check sums to determine if something is virus free. Check out VTHashCheck.

    http://www.boredomsoft.org/vt-hash-check.bs

    You will however need to register for an API key from Virus total. But once again very simple, effective and bloat free.
     
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    I use HashTab for single file calculations, but I recently installed MultiHasher for its VirusTotal hash check support. I'll probably get rid of HashTab.

    I use FileVerifier++ for checking my data folders for unwanted file changes (and also additions and deletions).
     
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    @Mods: this thread could be moved to another section, since there is no poll here.
     
  6. Baedric

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    I use Hash: http://keir.net/hash.html
    It is no install, portable, does not contain any garbage toolbars or other nonsense and it is free. I have been using it for a long time.

    B-
     
  7. new2security

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    I use Marxio FCV, portable checksum verifier.
    Manages md5, sha1->512 etc. No adware.
     
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    I use the built-in Total Commander one

    It can do:

    - crc32 (sfv)
    - md5
    - sha1
    - sha256
    - sha512

    link -http://www.ghisler.com/-
     
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    Trader's Little Helper
     
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