How can MD5 File Hasher be used for additional protection alongside antivirus software?

Often malware is hidden in the Windows® root or system directory. Those directories can be monitored by MD5 File Hasher very effectively. Scheduled scans can be programmed which can scan directories for changes. Whether any changes are based on malicious manipulation or whether they are authorized must be decided by the user.

Can MD5 File Hasher create hash values also of large files?

Yes, MD5 File Hasher can create hash values for files bigger than 4 GB.

Is MD5 File Hasher also compatible with 64-bit systems?

Yes, while MD5 File Hasher was optimized for 32-bit systems, it also runs on 64-bit systems.

Why my tasks are no longer started?

Scheduled tasks are a feature of the Pro Version. In the Freeware Version all functions can be tested for 15 days. If you want to continue to use the scheduled task feature, you may upgrade to the Pro Version. For more information, please visit: Upgrade to the Pro Version.

Can the destination directory for storing tasks be changed?

You can change the destination directory under the section "Settings" in the Main window. Please note that tasks previously saved into a different directory cannot be copied to the new directory.

I have backed up two identical data sets on two hard drives. Can I create a Checkfile of the data on disk A and use it to check the integrity of the data on disk B?

Yes. Please tick the box to "Select path for check" in the tab "Validate Checkfile". You're now able to select the drive of hard disk B before the check begins. The check will now refer to this drive. Alternatively, you can also copy the Checkfile from disk A to disk B manually.

How can I increase the speed of checks for large data sets?

In the Pro Version, MD5 File Hasher allows you to hide the progress bar of the status window. Thus, the check can be carried out significantly faster (up to 50%) for larger data sets. Let's look at an example: The update of the progress bar for example, takes 20 milliseconds, which is insignificant where the number of files is small. However, if there are a lot of files, for example 100,000, this saves you over 30 minutes! For larger data sets, that can easily occur when checking a hard drive, a bigger time saving can be expected.


Using MD5 File Hasher
User interface
Main window
Calculate MD5-Hash values of files
Create Checkfile
Validate Checkfile
Create tasks
Upgrade to the Pro Version
Your benefits
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Tech specs

Program details

Version: 1.5
Language: English, German
License: Freeware
Optional upgrade to the Pro Version

System requirements

Windows® XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 2012, 10

System: 32-bit, 64-bit
RAM: min 256 MB
Processor: at least 400 MHz