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From July, you better be Putin these Kremlin-approved apps on gadgets sold in Russia

mark l 2 Silver badge

What is to stop the end user simply removing the government mandated apps after purchase? I know on Android phones they could be installed as system apps that would need root to remove. But on PCs it would be trivial to just go in and delete the exe and remove any registry entries even if there was no uninstaller

And on Android you can always flash a new ROM over the vendor installed one to remove any bloat

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