There might be many instances where Windows might not have a default programs to open a selected file and this generally happens if the file extension is not a common one. Although Windows can search the internet for the extension type, Smart File Advisor is a freeware tool to help you find appropriate programs to open your files using Filefacts.net web site database. So next time you encounter an unknown file format, this tool will help you.
Smart File Advisor will be able to identify the type of the file you want to open even if it have an wrong file extension by analyzing file contents. It sends the first 20 bytes of information online to get the file type.
Smart File Advisor also includes an MD5, SHA-1 and CRC32 checksum/hashing tool. You will be able to use it to verify the integrity of files you download from the Internet, after installing Smart File Advisor just right click any file in Windows Explorer and you will have a new option named Checksum.