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How do downloads become corrupt? (SHA1 value varies)

I downloaded VS 2012 using IDM. While I did pause and resume several times, it downloaded successfully. BUT, the SHA1 and CRC values do not match with the given values in the website. This means that ...
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How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get corrupted download with http? I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the ...
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How do I check the checksum of a download and why should I?

My memory isn't great but I think five or six years ago, when I downloaded some package, there was never a checksum line under the download icon on the webpage. And no instructions to "check the ...
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Solution for noisy network that corrupts downloaded files

The network on the company where my wife works sucks BIG TIME. Almost every single file bigger then a few hundred kB is corrupted during download and even web pages are sometimes garbled. We checked ...
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On Mac, after downloading a file, how to you do a checksum?

I want to do a checksum on a file I downloaded on my Mac. How can I do this?
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HTTP downloader with good integrity(hash..probably md5) checker built in [closed]

I'm trying to download xcode v3.2 from the Apple Developer Connection website, but everytime I download the huge file, it fails to mount due to a checksum error. It's really frustrating! BitTorrent ...
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Why would I check my download against a checksum provided by a mirror site?

I thought the point of distributing md5 checksums was so the end user could verify the integrity of the download. If a high traffic site points me to a mirror site for download, why would I want to ...