I’m running XP and would like to know what free software that I can install to verify the file integrity before I run/install them on my machine?
I developed Hashy [Broken Link Removed] (MD5 & SHA-1) some time ago, it's fairly simple to use and free. If you don't like that, Microsoft has a command line utility called File Checksum Integrity Verifier.
My personal suggestions are:
NirSoft HashMyFiles offers MD5 and SHA1
nullriver WinMD5Sum [Broken Link Removed]
Hello, you could use HJ split:
One of the best recommended tools for hashing is the following:
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If you want to see a list with more possibilities, check the following:
Marxio File Checksum Verifier