Usually when you download a executable file from internet you want to verify its signature (MDx or SHx) to make sure it is the authentic file and not a hacked version.
Windows has a already built-in tool called CertUtil and you can call it from cmd:
CertUtil -hashfile <path to file> MD5
It will give back the MD5 checksum, but you can also check for any SHAx or MDx
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