Snap MD5 is a simple tool designed with a single purpose: to check the validity of MD5 sums of files you download from the Internet. Why would you want to make sure the MD5 hash value is correct? Because it indicates that the downloaded file has no integrity problems and that it does not contain anything harmful. If you know the MD5 value of the source file, you want to make sure that what you just downloaded is not a packaged virus or worm. This MD5 has checker program helps you do just that.
The program does not need to be installed on your system and does not leave any traces in the Windows Registry. In other words, the software is 100% portable so you can copy it to a USB flash drive and take it without anywhere you want. Using this software is easy. You just copy the MD5 hash value from the website from where you downloaded the file. Then you use the built-in file explorer to select the downloaded file. The program immediately uses the MD5 value from the clipboard and compares it with the MD5 hash value from the downloaded file. A green MD5 Sum Matches message is displayed at the bottom of the program. In addition, Unicode characters are supported in the file name, which is great because you don’t have to rename the files just to use this tool. The program is completely free and you can use it for any purpose, including commercial purposes.
Although it is a small, simple little tool, its portability makes Snap MD5 a breeze to use. It never fails to check the MD5 values and our tests have shown that it is stable and that it works as expected under any circumstances. It’s a simple program, but it can help you protect your computer from viruses packaged with legitimate software.
If the MD5 hash values do not correspond, something is usually wrong with the file you just downloaded.