View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
February 14, 2017 – 11:35 | Comments Off on View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils

PeaUtils is a simple suite of file processing tools from Giorgio Tani, the developer of PeaZip.
The program can create hashes, process checksums, analyze and report on files, split and join files, display files in a …

Easily highlight changed files with HashCheck
January 5, 2017 – 06:43 | Comments Off on Easily highlight changed files with HashCheck
Easily highlight changed files with HashCheck

HashCheck is a lightweight, open-source tool for creating and verifying file hashes.
The program is tiny (an 85KB download), has no frills, and as the last version came out in 2009, probably won’t be extending its …

Scan your PC for unsigned files with SigcheckGUI
February 17, 2016 – 11:31 | Comments Off on Scan your PC for unsigned files with SigcheckGUI
Scan your PC for unsigned files with SigcheckGUI

Your PC is misbehaving. Is it malware? Faulty software, maybe? Scanning for PC for digitally signed files can help to pick out trustworthy executables, and highlight unsigned files for more investigation.
Sysinternals’ Sigcheck provides a vast …

Calculate file hashes instantly with fHash
January 23, 2016 – 10:57 | Comments Off on Calculate file hashes instantly with fHash
Calculate file hashes instantly with fHash

It wasn’t easy to work up much enthusiasm for fHash, at least initially. It’s only an MD5, SHA1, SHA256 and CRC32 hash calculator, after all – how interesting can it be?
But then we tried it, …

MultiHasher is an excellent file hash calculator
August 23, 2014 – 06:02 | Comments Off on MultiHasher is an excellent file hash calculator
MultiHasher is an excellent file hash calculator

MultiHasher is a very well-designed file hash calculator which comes packed with essential features and functionality.
The good news starts with the download. It’s free, a compact 2.75MB and entirely portable, just unzip and run.

Whirlpool File Checker finds new and changed files on NTFS drives
May 14, 2014 – 09:30 | Comments Off on Whirlpool File Checker finds new and changed files on NTFS drives
Whirlpool File Checker finds new and changed files on NTFS drives

Every time you use your PC, files are being created, modified or deleted in the background. For the most part you won’t care, but if you’re worried about malware, or wondering what someone else is …

Display hashes in the file Properties dialog with the very convenient HashTab
December 3, 2012 – 05:39 | Comments Off on Display hashes in the file Properties dialog with the very convenient HashTab
Display hashes in the file Properties dialog with the very convenient HashTab

There are plenty of tools available to help you calculate file hashes, but using them may not always be convenient. You’ll need to load the application, import your files, choose appropriate options, export the hashes, …