What processes or utilities can be used to verify file signatures such as MD5 signatures?

What processes or utilities can be used to verify file signatures such as MD5 signatures within Windows 10?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
I use Lin's MD5 and SHA checksum utility.  The free version covers all the common hashes.

A nice thing about this one is that you can select only the hashes you need.  It can take a long, long time to compute the 256 and 512 bit hashes for large files.


Hash checksum utility
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
there is also WinMD5

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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
I use http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/, it still works in Win10 and integrates into the context menu of the Windows (File) Explorer into properties. Select multiple files and then go into the checksum tab of the properties dialog and you'll get the checksums for all files.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use DigestIT in Windows 10. Does MD5 and others. Right click on the file, and select DigestIT.

with versions of Powershell 4.0 and later, you can use
Get-FileHash -Path yourfilename -Algorithm MD5

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There are several algorithms supported
With PS version 3, you could run the cmdlet after downloading it.  It wasn't part of the standard commands.
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