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Hashing

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sun May 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Preamble
I use hash tools daily. My requirements are humble- support for SHA512, UPPER/lower case, drag&drop, processing of multiple files, verification, export to file. A tool I discovered last summer (on 2017-09-16)- Hashing, fulfills my most common requirements.

Synopsis
Hashing Is a simple, open source and easy to use hash calculator and verifier.

Features
  • MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, CRC32 and RIPEMD160 algorithms supported
  • Choose which hashes you want to calculate
  • Compare and group identical files together
  • Compare multiple files against hash sums
  • Open in VirusTotal (works only with MD5, SHA1 and SHA256)
  • Drag n' drop any number of files and folder
  • Option to save hashes in JSON files
  • Option for lower character casing
  • Option for decimal CRC32
  • Process high priority support
  • Tray icon support
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Publisher - GitHub
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Softpedia
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Hashing version 2.0 - themes:

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Hashing version 2.0 - options:

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Hashing version 2.0 - program in action:

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Portability
Hashing is portable by design- settings are saved in JSON file (Hashing.json) inside program folder.

Instructions
  • Download the archive from publisher's website or the executable from GitHub;
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable
Requirements
Hashing requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher and can run under Windows 7 or higher.

License
Hashing is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0.

Note
I contacted the developer about one of his other programs and he was helpful and open to suggestions.
Hashing is not the lightest hash calculator I have used- on my machine (Windows 8 x64) it uses about 43 MB of RAM.

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Re: Hashing

#2 Post by webfork » Sun May 13, 2018 6:25 pm

smaragdus wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Hashing Is a simple, open source and easy to use hash calculator and verifier.
Looks great. I'm still really fond of RapidCRC Unicode, but that program isn't the most intuitive. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Hashing

#3 Post by Mike.S.G. » Sun May 13, 2018 8:34 pm

It looks like a great tool, but I've been steering away from the .NET tools, atleast the tools that require anything above .Net 4.0.

CHK and SFVNinja get everything I need accomplished...

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Re: Hashing

#4 Post by __philippe » Mon May 14, 2018 3:53 am

Throwing in my two-cents to the hash party... :wink:

...lest we forget a couple of unsung, yet quite decent tiny footprint hash checkers :

PocketHash v1.03 (48Kb)
Rob Keir's Hash v1.04 (28Kb)

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Re: Hashing

#5 Post by smaragdus » Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm

@__philippe
Both programs you recommended suffer a major flaw- they do not support SHA256 & SHA512.

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Re: Hashing

#6 Post by __philippe » Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 am

@smaragdus

Notice I wrote "quite" decent, not "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" decent ?.. :wink:

Kidding aside, you're right of course about the missing SHA256/512 support.

Rob Keir's Hash.exe was released way back in 2006, when people didn't seem to lose much sleep over crypto hash function strength,
and not updated since, which is a shame if you ask me.

As for PocketHash, the current link is broken, and when tracking down the new link, downloading the utility yields an empty file... :shock:

Looks like yesterday was not to be my posting heyday... :roll:

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Re: Hashing

#7 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 am

@__philippe

I noticed that the download link for PocketHash was broken and messaged the developer. I didn't update the database entry because I was waiting for the developer to fix the download, i have not got response so far.

All Keir.net programs have been abandoned, right? Have you ever contacted the developer? I don't think that it would be so hard to be added support for several hashing algorithms.

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Re: Hashing

#8 Post by __philippe » Tue May 15, 2018 9:35 am

smaragdus wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 am
@__philippe...All Keir.net programs have been abandoned, right?...
Most of the nifty tools Robin Keir produced during the early 2000's have been turned over to McAffee, which currently offers them "as is"

See a somewhat germane discussion about Rob's various utilities ownership over time here and here

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Re: Hashing

#9 Post by smaragdus » Wed May 16, 2018 6:28 pm

@__philippe
The developer of PocketHash fixed the download link. I updated the database entry accordingly.

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Re: Hashing 2.1

#10 Post by smaragdus » Fri May 18, 2018 10:54 am

Hashing, at version 2.1, changes:

Hashing 2.1
[2.1] - 2018-05-18
  • Added option for single-instance
  • Added option for staying always on top
  • Added file browser for adding files/folders
  • Added functionality to analyze JSON files
  • Prompt to enable SHA256 when clicking on VirusTotal, if disabled
  • For security reasons VirusTotal will now work only with SHA256
  • Added: Check for new versions
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Hashing version 2.1 - program window - context menu:

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Hashing version 2.1 - settings:

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Thanks to the developer - Deadmoon, for being so quick at fulfilling users' requests.

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Re: Hashing 2.1

#11 Post by webfork » Sat May 19, 2018 7:34 am

smaragdus wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:54 am
Thanks to the developer - Deadmoon, for being so quick at fulfilling users' requests.
Yeah I'm completely blown away that he implemented almost all of the suggestions made apart from the pause bit. That's ... amazing.
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