MD5 Hash Viewer
MD5 Hash Viewer is a compact and portable software utility whose only goal is to identify the MD5 checksums of any file type. The tool does not sport complex options or configuration parameters, so even first-time users can tinker with it.
Since there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file to a custom folder on the HDD and just click it to run.
There is also the possibility of saving a copy of MD5 Hash Viewer to a USB flash drive or similar storage device, to be able to run it on any machine easily, provided that it has .NET Framework installed.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not get updated with new keys, and leftovers are not kept on the HDD, leaving it clean after removal.
The GUI of the program is represented by a standard window with a clean and intuitive structure, where you can point out a file of any format using either the file browser or drag-and-drop method. Its MD5 signature is immediately calculated and displayed in the main frame.
Although MD5 Hash Viewer does not let you export the checksum to file for further use, it integrates a button for copying it to the Clipboard. There are no other notable features available here.
MD5 Hash Viewer does not put a strain on system resources, as it consumes a pretty low quantity of CPU and memory. We have not encountered any kind of problems, since the app did not hang, crash or display error messages. Although it is not feature-rich, MD5 Hash Viewer offers a straightforward method to getting ahold of a file's MD5 signature. Too bad it has not been updated for a while.