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Should I remove Secure Online Account Numbers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,449
United States Rank #12,456
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 84.68 days
1235.37 days >
Average installed length: 649.09 days


VersionDistribution 80.69% 14.48% 4.83%

Secure Online Account Numbers


Secure Online Account Numbers is a software program developed by Discover. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named DiscoverSOAN.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.15 MB (3,299,476 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 99% of users of Secure Online Account Numbers come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.discovercard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Discover\SOAN
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{65980EBF-C4B5-4555-823A-94DB7F709E53}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.15 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Secure Online Account Numbers

Program executable:DiscoverSOAN.exe
Name:Secure Online Account Numbers
Discover Secure Online Account Numbers
Path:C:\Program Files\Discover\SOAN\DiscoverSOAN.exe
Additional files:
  • DiscoverSOAN.exe (by Orbiscom All rights reserved) - Secure Online Account Numbers (Discover Secure Online Account Numbers)
  • DiscoverSOANToolbar.dll (by Orbiscom All rights reserved) - DiscoverSOANToolbar Module
  • DiscoverSOANHelper.dll - Discover SOAN Module (DiscoverSOAN Helper Module)
  • DiscoverSOANBHO.dll - DiscoverSOAN Client
  • RoboformSDK.dll (by Siber Systems) - RoboForm SDK Engine (RoboformSDK Main Module)
  • DiscoverSOAN.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • DiscoverSOANBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'DiscoverSOANBrowserHelper Class' with the class of {8DB3D69D-DA5E-4165-B781-72A761790672} (Discover deskshop Browser Helper Object).
  • DiscoverSOANHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Secure Online Account Numbers Helper' with the class of {435EAA86-D32B-484F-869C-53745FCB1642}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • DiscoverSOANToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Secure Online Account Numbers' with the class of {A8C7C2CA-6DFD-4E16-8458-592361564D38}.
Scheduled Task
  • DiscoverSOAN.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B37D907A-DD63-4602-912A-BA21F4AF88F5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DiscoverSOAN.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Secure Online Account Numbers' which loads as C:\Program Files1\Discover\SOAN\DISCOV~1.EXE /dontopenmycards.

How do I remove Secure Online Account Numbers?

You can uninstall Secure Online Account Numbers from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Secure Online Account Numbers, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Secure Online Account Numbers.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Secure Online Account Numbers you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.45%
Windows Vista 19.31%
Windows XP 12.41%
Windows 10 4.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.59%
Windows 7 Professional 8.39%
Windows 10 Home 2.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.80%
  Singapore 0.40%
  Taiwan 0.40%
  Russia 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.62%
Hewlett-Packard 29.70%
Toshiba 9.90%
Acer 9.90%
Intel 1.98%
Apple 1.98%
Alienware 1.98%
Lenovo 0.99%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.17%
Dell XPS 8300 4.31%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 2.59%
Alienware Area 51 1.72%


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