Not sure what your implying, a function in mIRC that checks this or on the actual downloads page of the mIRC website..
- I'm talking about it being displayed on the Downloads page.
Also, having md5/sha on the mirc downloads page would also be useless since someone can download it from an external website that isnt required to put an 'md5/sha' string there.
- Yes they could download it from another site, in which case they'd be taking matters into their own hands. If people want to be stupid there's nothing that anyone here can do about it.
Also one on the mirc site would be useless since you KNOW its the real thing
- You can't be absolutely sure it's the real thing. The actual downloads are from mirrors which aren't under mIRC Co. Ltd.'s direct control. It is possible for edited versions to be placed on the mirror sites, either as a malicious act by the mirror owner (unlikely but not impossible) or as a result of the mirror being hacked.
also if the md5s dont match when you complete the download mIRC is "small" enough to redownload it either from the same mirror or another one and its more than likely due to some download corrupt.
- Not sure what you're getting at here. How would someone know the hashes didn't match unless they knew what the hash should be? Which is what I'm suggesting people should be told.
And finally, it would be completely useless to newbies since they more than likely dont know what md5/sha is, and its uses
- Yeah it's not helpful to newbies, but it's helpful to everyone else.
and realistically people that know what they are, should know better.
- Know better than what?