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Download with checksum in name

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  • Is this OK? When I downloaded Visual Studio 2015 Professional from the Microsoft site it has the checksum included in the exe file name. It looks suspicious to me.  This is the full name:

    vs_professional_1268617136.1478192978.exe

    Just wanted to make sure before installing.

    Thank you

    Monday, November 7, 2016 1:47 PM

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  • Hi abwjr,

    I download Visual Studio 2015 Professional from below Microsoft site and I also get the exe file name with numbers. But the number is a little different with yours. Mine is vs_professional__1259697091.1477886016.exe.

    https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/

    >> Just wanted to make sure before installing.

    I suggest you download the ISO installer and then use FCIV.exe http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290 to verify hash of the ISO. It could help us confirm whether the installer is correct or not.

    Visual Studio 2015 ISO Files SHA-1 Values, please refer to:

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-iso-sha1-vs.aspx

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    • Marked as answer by abwjr Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:52 PM
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:12 AM
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  • Hi abwjr,

    I download Visual Studio 2015 Professional from below Microsoft site and I also get the exe file name with numbers. But the number is a little different with yours. Mine is vs_professional__1259697091.1477886016.exe.

    https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/

    >> Just wanted to make sure before installing.

    I suggest you download the ISO installer and then use FCIV.exe http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290 to verify hash of the ISO. It could help us confirm whether the installer is correct or not.

    Visual Studio 2015 ISO Files SHA-1 Values, please refer to:

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-iso-sha1-vs.aspx

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


    MSDN Community Support
    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by abwjr Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:52 PM
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:12 AM
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  • Thank you for responding!! 

    I tried the tool and I don't get the correct value for the hash.  Here is the value:

    567ee0055517988568c6cd8559750181 vs_professional__1268617136.1478192978.exe

    I guess that means I have a bad file and I shouldn't install it. 

    So what do I do now?  I try and download it again and it does the exact same thing.  If I run a security scan on my computer it doesn't find any issues, my virus definitions are up to date.  How do I get a good file?  Seems like now I'm stuck and cannot get VS Professional.  (BTW - I had the same problem with VS Community).

    Any ideas or help?

    Thank you

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 2:05 PM
  • Hi abwjr,

    That tool used to verify VS ISO installer SHA-1 value, not an web installer (.exe file).

    So I suggest you download a VS2015 ISO installer from the website and then verify the ISO installer to check whether this problem still exist.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei 


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    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:43 AM
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  • That worked!!  Thank you!!  I will use the iso to install Visual Studio.

    Here was the result:

    // File Checksum Integrity Verifier version 2.05.
    //
    2126c6ebe83dc3065a1c499d8d0c7f253d275bf1 vs2015.3.pro_enu.iso

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:52 PM