As we know, there is no 100% reliable storage device, and there are always chances that the network may not deliver the exact content. Thus, it becomes necessary for you to verify the integrity of the stored/transmitted data. Camtech Checksums is a freeware utility which enables you do that.
It basically computes a checksum - which is a value with which you can check the validity of a file. This value is unique for every file and thus you can check the integrity of data at any time by re-computing the checksum and comparing it with the previously computed one. In case the checksums do not match, the data has been altered. Camtech Checksums uses two reliable algorithms: MD5 (Message-Digest Algorithm) and CRC32 (Cyclic Redundancy Check) - both of which are used worldwide for checking integrity of the files.
Using Camtech Checksums is very easy. You just need to select a file - then, the utility automatically computes the checksum which you can store for future comparison.
Interestingly, this useful utility is absolutely free.
- Two types of check sums: CRC32 and MD5
- Cannot provide verify multiple files at once
- Does not integrate with Windows Explorer