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Use of selected online security and safety features in the UK 2019

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the use of selected online security measures and safety features among internet users in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. In 20189 it was found that 57 percent of responding internet users declared using security software such as an anti-virus or anti-spyware package. Using anti-virus software was the leading security and prevention method among respondents. Use of strong passwords online or on devices was reported by 62 percent of surveyed individuals.

Share of respondents who used selected online security measures in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019*

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,293 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows "Which, if any o the these things do you or someone in your household do at home?

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