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?
If you know the MD5 value of the source file, you want to ensure that what you downloaded is not a packaged virus or worm. This MD5 has a checker program that helps you do just that.
The software is 100% portable, so you can copy it to a USB flash drive and take it anywhere you want. Using this software is easy.
You copy the MD5 hash value from the website 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 to use this tool.
Although it is a small, simple tool, its portability makes Snap MD5 a breeze. It never fails to check the MD5 values, and our tests have shown that it is stable and works as expected.
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 downloaded.