IT security measures used at home in the UK 2018, by new and established users

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the security measures used at home in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, among newer and more established internet users. During the survey period it was found, that 67 percent of responding established users reported that they used either anti-virus or anti-spyware package as a security measure.

Which if of these measures or features do you have or use on the devices that you use at home?*

Length of internet usage< 5 years5+ years
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

September to November 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

adults who go online at home

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* The original survey question was:
"Which, if any of these things do you or someone in your hosehold do at home?"
** n (started using the internet under 5 years ago) = 97; n (started using the internet 5+ years ago) = 1,441.
Responses were prompted, multi-coded.

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