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DataProtectionConfigurationProvider decryption

I am working on a winform application that uses a config file to connect to my server. Now I want to make the IP address of my server ecrypted. So I put the ip address in the appSettings section and encrypted it using DataProtectionConfigurationProvider. I do the ecnryption process during the installation/deployment process. I want to know the following:
1) Can anyone, the user, decrypt appSettings in the config file?
2) If tomorrow I planned to change the ip address of my server, is there a way to update that at the user side using a patch rather than sending a new release, build.
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