File Extension WPS or files that has a “.wps” is not a virus(except if there is something embedded with it) but rather it is a text document created with Microsoft Works Word Processor, like other Microsoft’s word processor like that of Microsoft Word with “.doc” file extension. The difference is that .doc files does not include advanced formatting options and macros that a Word document may contain but it can be opened by the Microsoft Publisher Software. The .wps file extension is an all-in-one program combining several office applications. Spreadsheet/Database documents and Word Processors ran in the same window by some combined interface, making it very effective especially on older versions of computers it uses less disk space and a smaller amount of memory.
Office programs of all kinds have a multitude of complicated functions. And because of these complications macros are embedded within the program to execute these functions by just one click of the mouse. Macros are embedded set of instructions within the program, but one big disadvantage is that these are being used to produce and spread viruses on the web(One good example of these harmful viruses is the infamous “Melissa” virus). Since these viruses are embedded into the documents and templates themselves, there’s no outward way to detect them in a .wps or other office-type file. Before receiving any File Extension WPS you must always make sure the the source of the file can be trusted.
In order to view the kind of file type you need Microsoft Works Suite or a converter to open or edit this file format. Microsoft Office Word can also open some versions of these Work document text files.