MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility

MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility is a tool that allows you to generate CRC32, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 hashes of single or multiple files. You can also verify hashes with the matching file to ensure the file integrity is correct.

You may click on the Browse button to select a file/folder to generate hashes. Alternatively, you may also drag and drop or do a right-click on any file/folder to generate hashes. The generated hashes can be copied to clipboard or saved as CSV/HTML/TXT file.

File Panel
File Panel

Folder Panel
File Panel

Feature Free Pro
MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256 & SHA-512 tick tick
CRC32 & SHA-384 cross tick
Copy to Clipboard tick tick
Drag and Drop tick tick
Verify Hash tick tick
Hash Multiples Files from Folders and Subfolders cross tick
Export Report as CSV/HTML/TXT file cross tick
Windows Explorer Context Menu Integration cross tick
Price $0 $9.99
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Instruction to Generate hash

  1. Tick on the hashes that you want to generate
  2. Drag and drop a file into the program or use the Browse button to select a File
  3. Selected hashes will be generated
  4. Click on Copy All button if you want to copy all the selected hashes to clipboard (Useful for sharing hash with people)

Instruction to Verify hash

  1. Download a software that provides MD5, SHA-1 & SHA-256 hash
  2. Copy one of the hashes to clipboard (Ctrl + C)
  3. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the program or use the Browse button to select the downloaded file
  4. Selected hashes will be generated
  5. Click on the Paste button
  6. Click on the Verify button and the result will be displayed in a message box

You can try generate hash for this software and verify with one of the the checksum below.

Checksums for MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility 2.1 (Free)

MD5 Checksum: 2D423B85E6684956B817E6C7E36BE3DC
SHA-1 Checksum: 4B70B5213249014C3785460720B81B5F9BEABEC3
SHA-256 Checksum: D3D6F3597AEBA37312F61E59BA465E57B19140CC9A4517C7F9C49461F1D0A4BB
SHA-512 Checksum (double-click below in order to select and copy full checksum): 53914AFA0E66C50BBD12D9FFB7833FD5094FA10735D8700BFF9CD87C2A7EB478D6715B34EAE4F53652F0E48EC3526C51C431C08ACF4EC70E8DD5FCD5FA84C129

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You can email me or post a comment here for any feedback or suggestions.

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277 Comments Add your own

  • 1. René Graber  |  April 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Works fine. Would be even more helpflul, if we could run it with commandline parameters for %Filename% and %Hash% and return the result on commandline as “SHA-256 Hash matched” (for example).

    Reply
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  • 8. Marcel  |  February 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Just for good order’s sake, to avoid possible further confusion:
    Happy to say that I have -no- issues with MD5&SHA Checksum Utility 2.1 Pro on Windows 10 x64. Everything working fine.
    thanks
    =

    Reply
    • 9. Raymond  |  February 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Hi Marcel,

      It was my confusion instead as I read the comment as a new comment in the backend without realizing this was linked to a previous comment.

      Thanks for your clarification too.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 10. Me  |  February 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    That was aimed at {Marcel | October 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm} sorry. I have seen no issues at all with your software, but have seen issues with other things when they are downloaded off the internet and flagged by windows as “blocked”.

    Sorry about the confusion.

    Reply
    • 11. Raymond  |  February 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Me,

      Sorry, that was my confusion instead as I replied directly from the back-end without realizing your comment is in response to a previous comment.

      Anyway, thanks for the clarification.

      Cheers

      Reply
    • 12. Ed  |  April 8, 2016 at 1:24 am

      All downloads from the Net are flagged with an Alternate Data Stream, identifying the dl with “Blocked”. You can right click the dl and select properties to “Unblock”, or use a util like SysInternal’s Streams.exe to see and/or remove them.

      Reply
  • 13. Joshua Eirman  |  February 15, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Could you explain briefly how hashing works?

    Reply
    • 14. Raymond  |  February 15, 2016 at 12:36 am

      Hi Joshua,

      You may refer to this link which provide good explanation and examples.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 15. Joshua Eirman  |  February 15, 2016 at 12:20 am

    So, when ever I use your program will this be the case that one match guarantees that everything is okay?

    Reply
    • 16. Raymond  |  February 15, 2016 at 12:27 am

      Hi Joshua,

      Usually one match is sufficient enough to determine a program file integrity is not compromised.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 17. Joshua Eirman  |  February 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Hello, downloaded 2.1 free and checked it with itself (MD5 and SH256,) so is that proof enough that it’s okay to use?

    Reply
    • 18. Raymond  |  February 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Joshua,

      If the downloaded version match the MD5/SHA256 or any other checksum listed in this page, it is ok for you to use.

      Cheers

      Reply
      • 19. brett  |  April 6, 2016 at 2:27 am

        Then again, if you’re checking the hash value of the program with the program itself, if it isn’t legit, you already ran it….

        Reply
  • 20. vinayagam  |  February 1, 2016 at 2:03 am

    it is great work

    Reply
    • 21. Raymond  |  February 1, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Hi vinayagam,

      Thanks for the support.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 22. Dao  |  January 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Hi Raymond, when I ran your utility, I got a different SHA-512 than the one that you posted. Can you verify if your utility got compromised or if the SHA-512 hash is incorrect on this website.

    SHA-512 Checksum on your website: 53914AFA0E66C50BBD12D9FFB7833FD5094FA10735D8700BFF9CD87C2A7EB478D6715B34EA

    SHA-512 Checksum I got running your tool:
    53914AFA0E66C50BBD12D9FFB7833FD5094FA10735D8700BFF9CD87C2A7EB478D6715B34EAE4F53652F0E48EC3526C51C431C08ACF4EC70E8DD5FCD5FA84C129

    I love the simplicity of your tool. Thanks!

    Reply
    • 23. Alan  |  January 11, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I think the problem may be that the published SHA-512 hash on this page might be truncated. In Firefox, it scrolls off the end of the formatted margin and the remaining characters aren’t visible nor can they be copied and pasted. I checked the download just now and all characters seem to match (given a quick glance) except that these characters at the end: …5FCD5FA84C129

      Reply
      • 24. Alan  |  January 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

        In fact, searching the web page source it seems that the hash is the same as the one on this page, but it’s only visible in its entirety in the page source, not by regular viewing.

        Reply
        • 25. Raymond  |  January 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

          Hi Alan,

          Thanks for the help.
          I remember there is a user who encountered similar issue in the past.

          I have now indicated an additional message “(double-click below in order to select and copy full checksum)” besides SHA-512 checksum.

          Cheers

          Reply
    • 26. Raymond  |  January 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Dao,

      There is some issue displaying the full SHA-512 Checksum on the website.
      I have checked that the checksum you ran from the tool is correct i.e. there is no compromised in the file integrity.

      You can verify again by double clicking the SHA-512 checksum from this page in order to select the full checksum, then Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste to the program and verify again.

      Let me know if there is still further issue.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 27. JJH  |  December 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    You gave me both an education and appreciation of the check sum program. I downloaded Avidemux both 32-bit and 64-bit. The 32 bit was fine, the 64-bit was tampered with as confirmed by another site. I subsequently removed the 64-bit.

    Knowledge is the greatest gift. I have a stronger appreciation for security as a result of your creation. Thank You!

    Easy make’s it more likely to use and that is what your program is. You have a gift.

    Reply
    • 28. Raymond  |  December 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      Hi JJH,

      Thanks for the support and appreciation for the program and IT security!:)

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 29. George  |  December 18, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    It would be nice if the checker showed the progress of the calculation. Most often I’m checking large optical disc images which can take a long time to process. Maybe this is a Pro only feature?

    Reply
    • 30. Raymond  |  December 20, 2015 at 1:34 am

      Hi George,

      Due to the function that I used have multiple processes running in the background, it is not easy to use a calculation based type of progress bar. Therefore, I have chosen the progress bar as a “marquee style” type.

      As this feature would be nice to have, I may consider to look into this in the future version to see if I can use other function or other logic to program it.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 31. Gianluca  |  November 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Hi, I need to calculate the sha256 base 64 for multiples files and stored the output in a file….is the PRO version capable to do that?

    Reply
    • 32. Raymond  |  November 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Gianluca,

      I believed nope as the SHA256 I used are standard SHA256 and not base64.
      As the SHA256 function are the same for Free and Pro version, you may want to download the Free version to test.

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 33. Marcel  |  November 1, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Raymond,

    Think I solved it: re-install MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility 2.1 Pro, then select ‘repair’.

    Context menu now shows MD5&SHA
    =
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/Yo7696V.png[/img]
    =

    The context menu entry itself, within Explorer:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility Pro\MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility Pro.exe” “%1”

    THAT did -not- change.
    However, as far as I can see, a new entry has been added to the registry.

    Just wanted to let you know.

    Keep up the good work!
    =

    Reply
    • 34. Raymond  |  November 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Marcel,

      Thanks for the update.
      Glad that it works for you now:)

      Cheers

      Reply
  • 35. Marcel  |  November 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Raymond,

    Think I solved it:
    re-install MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility 2.1 Pro, then select ‘repair’.

    Context menu now shows MD5&SHA
    =
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/Yo7696V.png[/img]
    =

    The context menu entry itself, within Explorer, viz.:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility Pro\MD5 & SHA Checksum Utility Pro.exe” “%1”

    THAT did -not- change.

    However, as far as I can see, a new entry has been added to the registry.

    Just wanted to let you know.

    Keep up the good work!
    =

    Reply
    • 36. Marcel  |  November 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Reply
      • 37. Marcel  |  November 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        Hi Raymond,
        First: I noticed that I have deleted the imgur images and therefore only these black boxes show with ‘image not longer available’. I am very sorry – i didn’t realize this when I was cleaning up the my imgur images.
        It would have been nice to actually -upload- images to this site as then they are to say, no matter what I (or anybody else) would have been doing on imgur, or imageshack or other similar services.
        Regretfully I cannot edit these posts and/or delete them.

        Sorry again.

        Anyway…
        did -you- try to run MD5&SHA Checksum Utility on .iso files using context menu?
        how did it respond?

        With me I got the ‘associate’ window.

        Thanks.

        Reply
        • 38. Raymond  |  November 9, 2015 at 11:14 pm

          Hi Marcel,

          I have no issue on .ISO file too using context menu.

          Cheers.

          Reply
      • 39. Marcel  |  November 9, 2015 at 11:39 pm

        Okay, thanks.
        Did some other checking (other extensions) and there were no problem with those. so it is limited to .iso only and also only when using the context menu.

        When running MD5&SHA from the desktop and drag&drop the iso into it, then everything is fine.

        Forget it, minor thing only.
        Keep up the good work!

        Reply
  • 40. Marcel  |  October 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    A bit of a weird thing: I have MD5&SHA as a context menu item, but in case of a zip file it does not respond as expected. It will open a associate with pop-up, but MD5 is not listed there, even not scrolling down the list.

    That said, the file should nót be (re)associated or something,
    MD5&SHA should be launched (as before) and calculate MD5/SHA strings.

    see attachment

    Windows 10 x64
    MD5&SHA 2.1 Pro

    -thanks-

    Reply
    • 41. Raymond  |  October 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Hi Marcel,

      I have tested on my Windows 8 platform and it does not seems to have the problem.
      Not sure if it is only affected to all Windows 10 system, or specifically x64 version, or on your PC that is conflicting with other software.

      Have made note of this and will try to test it on a Windows 10 platform.

      Cheers

      Reply
      • 42. Me  |  February 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        Windows 10 Pro x64
        MD5&SHA 2.1 Pro

        No issues with .zip .RAR….. are your files blocked by windows in properties?

        Reply
        • 43. Raymond  |  February 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

          Hi Me,

          If you encounter download issue, please try use other browsers and also ensure you are not using download manager.
          If not, please specify what issue/error did you encountered?

          Cheers

          Reply
          • 44. Raymond  |  February 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

            Hi All,

            Please ignore previous reply as I read it as a new comment.

            Cheers

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