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I am very new in this area and have been studying YouTube videos of verifying downloads both Linux and windows without much success. Is there some way I can find a tutorial that is slower and more explanatory and the ones I've been using.
My skill level is just above average but I seem unable to accomplish this step by step. I just tried it with Ubuntu as it is a relatively small file but could not quite get the steps in order. I think it is worth it so I do not get a backdoor or any malicious file in my system. There are third party apps but I do not trust them.
 

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I've used a small free program for several years to verify downloads. The site providing the download usually has a hash code on the page used to verify their product. The name of it is MD5_and_SHA_Checksum_Utility.exe, it is a stand-alone program and I choose a file to check, let it be read and put the hash in the bottom box then click Verify. Raymond's WordPress
 

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If you use 7-zip, it can add a CRC SHA verify to the right-click context menu.
 

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Sorry guys. I am not savvy enough to grasp what to do. Sure wish I could do it.
Thanks for the offer.
BTW, 7zip is not compatible with Win 11 which I should have stated before.
 

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I use it with Windows 11 without an issue. Why do you think it is not compatible?
 

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When I went to download at various sites, it stated that it went to Win 10. I am likely wrong but I was just conveying what I read.
Any chance you could give me a few tips on steps?

I have an important question for you if I may;
To verify, do I do this before I downland or after. I ask because damage can be done after a downlead but I cannot see how to do it before the downland. Thank you!
 

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Download it from the official site... Download. The 1st download will work... 64-bit Windows x64. Install it. I don't recall if it will add the right-click extension during install or if you have to select it later in Options. If you have to add it from Options, run 7-zip as an Administrator so it can make the necessary changes. Note: it only adds CRC and SHA. It doesn't add MD5 verification.
 

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Basically it is download the file, get the hash number from that same page and compare.
 

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OK I'll work on it. Thank you.

I used GtkHash and it worked with Lubuntu. Now having issues with a VM.
 

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Sorry guys. I am not savvy enough to grasp what to do. Sure wish I could do it.
Thanks for the offer.
BTW, 7zip is not compatible with Win 11 which I should have stated before.
I also have 7-Zip on Win11 as well as WIn10.
 

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    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5
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    16GB
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