I'm running Windows 10 on a 64 bit machine. Real Player doesn't show up in Control Panel>Program files but does show up when I click the Windows button as Real Networks. I also see Real in Windows File Explorer under Program Files (x86). I suspect the program hasn't been completely installed or I would see it in Control Panel>Programs and it's not there.
What is even more annoying is because I can't see the program listed, i assume that some of its components are. When I go to File Explorer and find Real under Program Files (x86) and try to delete it, I'm told something is open in another program and it won't let me delete this component. I then checked processes in Task Manager and had closed any processes that had Real Player in them but I still couldn't delete this file. I then installed the Microsoft process identifying software and used the find function. There were a number of open files but when I went back to Task Manager and closed Realdownloader (which I had missed the first time), no Real Player processes appeared to be open.
Nonetheless, after all that, when I try to delete Real in File Explorer and find Real under Program Files (x86) and try to delete it, I'm told something is open in another program and it won't let me delete this component.
I remember Real Player from about 10 years ago and thought having another player couldn't hurt. I saw a thread that called it badware and that had convinced me to uninstall it and now it appears you need an act of Congress to do so.