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.