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SHAsher

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:09 pm

Preamble
There are heaps of capable portable checksum generators and I use several of them daily. Some time ago I discovered another one- SHAsher. The first version of SHAsher I tested (1.0.2.0) was rather basic (for example it saved no settings), so I contacted the developer- Joey Hazlett (who has also created the bookmark manager StorURL) requesting several enhancement and about a week later (on 2018-05-29) a new version (1.0.3.0) with all my suggestions implemented was released. As I promised I am introducing this tiny and simple hash calculator- SHAsher, to the community.

Synopsis
SHAsher is a simple desktop tool that generates hashes from text or files. It supports hashing files with the MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512 algorithms.
Features
  • Supported algorithms- MD5, SHA1, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512;
  • Drag&Drop;
  • Hashes generated in lower/UPPER case;
  • Copy a single hash or all hashes;
  • Save hashes to text file;
  • Remember last used settings on retart;
  • Update check;
Links
Website
History
Software
About
Publisher
Twitter
Softpedia

Downloads
Direct download links for SHAsher: Images

SHAsher version 1.0.3.0 - program window (animated image):

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SHAsher version 1.0.3.0 - program in action (static image):

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SHAsher version 1.0.3.0 - generated hashes (static image):

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SHAsher version 1.0.3.0 - about (static image):

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Portability
SHAsher is is portable by design- until 1.0.2.0 no setting were saved, from version 1.0.3.0 are saved to XML file (settings.xml) inside program folder. However I spotted 2 keys in Windows registry:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SHAsher_RASAPI32

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SHAsher_RASMANCS
As far as I know these keys are created not by SHAsher but by Windows.

Instructions
  • Donwload the archive (SHAsher.zip);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (SHAsher.zip);
Requirements
SHAsher requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework
Tested Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 10
I cannot confirm it but I suppose that SHAsher should also work under Windows XP and Windows Vista.

License
SHAsher is freeware.
Disclaimer: This program is offered to the Public without warranty and is
offered as-is. The author takes no responsibility implied or otherwise to the
loss/damage of data or information.

Although this software is released with a 'freeware' license, it is not public
domain. You may redistribute this software as you see fit, as long as no fee is
charged for said software and this file is included in its original form. HazteK
Software holds the copyrights and trademark names for SHAsher and the source
code. Any attempt to modify or change the software without express written
consent by the author is strictly prohibited. For more information about this
license, or if you would like to include the software on some form of mass
production digital media collection, please contact HazteK Software using the
contact information provided below.

Website: https://www.haztek-software.com/contact/
Email: support@haztek-software.com
Twitter: @hazteksoftware
Note
SHAsher is tiny (as of version 1.0.3.0)- 63 KB archive, 121 KB executable.
SHAsher is light- it uses about 33 MB of RAM.
The developer- Joey Hazlett, has always been very helpful and open to suggestions.
I forgot to request "Stay on Top" feature, I may suggest it in the future.
SHAsher (as of version 1.0.3.0) can only calculate hashes, it cannot verify hashes.

Alternatives
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
Details
File details for SHAsher version 1.0.3.0 (released on 2018-05-29):

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Name: SHAsher.zip
File Size: 64312 Byte(s) (62.80 KB)
MD5: f8bdc4e08a5f2c4a40376ebd11952e88
SHA1: 8f67865ce7347dfe8f6d3fc7927797d07d17ed1d
SHA256: d2c832e51638be37c95a560f0f4d40c58e69b3653db1317f6d2998339a61b065
SHA384: 8d54d5348af4099119012e093e842fa74a53eaefe0c9cdbe60adf1841d196ab9fe3f512dba1c2719791a89061ad9beeb
SHA512: e04ffd52eed8d89fe5001c4820f64b0a45aca082e6d18b9b59fbed0a9508d4ffc31637febb617ce7543b042cf00d7e87096387c41054bf9a9c28816e34a1716c
RIPEMD160: 6aac415a1deb84b7fde88853559e3c475f5a087e

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Last edited by smaragdus on Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SHAsher 1.0.4.0

#2 Post by smaragdus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:15 pm

After I posted about SHAsher I contacted the developer reporting a minor issue and suggesting "Stay on Top" option. Within less than an hour the developer released a new version- 1.0.4.0, changes:
1.0.4.0 (Released: 2018-06-02)
  • fixed wrong order of hashes when copying all hashes or saving them to a file
  • added Topmost option. Ctrl+T to enable/disable.
SHAsher version 1.0.4.0 - topmost enabled:

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I would like to thank the developer, Joey Hazlett, for the immediate new release. An option fir verification of hashes may also follow.

File details for SHAsher version 1.0.4.0 (released on 2018-06-02):

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SHA1: a567a4f708ed654dc19d4986e53ac7bd7def3465
SHA256: b7290cfa22d8cb5f45ecd91b14cf52328513921e3f0a32bff215b4d1a821b9e5
SHA384: c07fd4609250ad1b8020eea695b9343b0aae9409c8ced80ded890e8528e6ebbac9ceb34399b4c3b82f7f5ed04a24174b
SHA512: 61e83fb6fe478a04963dd0cf6fec26157d14b9f8a4c0b25e6c62f6a61966359c1ae3f37b02cbe7e71ae442abfc3bc8189c7bd144c3e5686de3c31d8a04dd3a22
MD5: 3cbe80a3a4d9a58d2aedcbb927bea2b6

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Last edited by smaragdus on Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: SHAsher 1.0.5.0

#3 Post by smaragdus » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm

SHAsher at version 1.0.5.0, changes:
1.0.5.0 (Released: 2018-06-02)
  • added comparison feature for comparing a hash you may have already to one generated by SHAsher
  • added some graphics and tooltips to the application.
Screens

SHAsher version 1.0.5.0 - calculating hashes (animated image):

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SHAsher version 1.0.5.0 - comparing hashes (animated image):

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Tip
Hit "CTRL+T" to make SHAsher topmost.

Details
File details for SHAsher version 1.0.5.0 (released on 2018-06-02):

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SHA1: b6afaeff2567725d0cecb58a1f1b405bdc008aa4
SHA256: 63cd7f92fe99adaa14eb0399d0a0b2e2bcb27ad8ea6521e086ed931a8284a115
SHA384: 29b7c7c5affbdfdc62905641e96fd7c8b0f800c1e9099a05893029a7a78d2ccb68573533a888cd9d81db26c10e3235d5
SHA512: fc66e26d5372bbfadea250e9499b5b2bd19f13f0b53d5db41a98035b9d8d2dfb2f695834f60c5fbba219d7b100ce8afd305d74fa6f153ff35d4750209cd337ea
MD5: 8b0a8c0921cc05e8af0eaf3193757feb

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