Too Elementary ? - How to varigy Check Sums, MD5s, and such

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ckesp, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. ckesp

    ckesp MDL Novice

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    Hi, Guys,
    In these columns I am a Novice. In day to day computing, I am still not much more than a novice.

    I have been using a PC since Windows 98 or earlier, and have downloaded hundreds of files, I still don't know How to varify my downloads by their Check Sums and/or MD5s. All this time I just "trusted" that my downloads were OK.

    Now I see that members here are SERIOUS about gettting the right files (un-hacked and/or un-altered) by posting the check sums. About time I start doing it.

    Can someone kindly tell me EXACTLY how to do it? Most grateful.
     
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    #5 blackranger, Apr 8, 2010
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    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    I would have to say +1 for HashCheck, it does allot and it's open source.
     
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