How can I generate a sha256sum checksum for downloaded software

I downlowded a torrent file from many different sources. Thats a bit risky as people might have been added some malicious code into the software. Thats why I would like to calculate the checksum sha256sum for the download to compare it with the original source. How can I check the sha256sum checksum from a software download?

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WinMD5Checksum is a free software to calculate the checksum

There are many different ways to calculate the checksum of a software. An easy way to do the calculation is to install and run a software for this. I checked the WinMD5Checksum software and it worked fine. You need to download it from a trusted source like Heise

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