Kingsoft WPS Office. How to remove?

WPS Office 2013 / 2016 are Chinese programs published by Zhuhai Kingsoft Office Software Co., Ltd. The official website is It is positioned as a substitute for Microsoft Office but is promoted aggressively and often installs without user’s permission. Today we will talk about how to remove this intrusive program and get rid of all its components.wps-office-logo4


Open Programs and Features:


Select WPS Office 2016 published by Kingsoft Corp in the list and click Uninstall:


Allow the Uninstall wizard to run by pressing Yes:

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Select everything as shown on the image:


Wait until WPS Office is removed.

Remove WPS Office remains from PC

Clean the remnants of the Chinese program using AdwCleaner:


Scan your system with Anti-Malware Free and remove all found malware, adware and PUP:


Now all traces of this unwanted program should vanish and you should be able to normally work on your PC.

9 thoughts on “Kingsoft WPS Office. How to remove?”

  1. First I like to just remove the default status of WPS and found no way (instruction)
    Next I tried to remove it and got stopped by wpsupdate.exe

    Regretfully I feel WPS is too aggressive.

    • To Stop the ads, Please do it ..100% Solved the problem… Solution .. Right Click on This PC or My Computer–> Manage –> Services –Look For “WPS office Cloud Service”—> Change to “Disabled”from “Manual”
      Open and close 3 or 4 times the WPS Writer, Presentation and Spreedsheet Icon from Desktop ..
      The problem will be solved..Thanks

      • This is BRILLIANT! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU!!!! worked like a dream! was soooooooooooo annoying, was about to remove the whole program because of this! BRILLIANT!

  2. WPS was put on my windows 7 ME by a tech. I have Word also. WPS Has taken over Excel to their version. If I uninstall WPS will all be OK in WORD/EXCEL documents?

    • This article tells what to do if you don’t need WPS, don’t know how it appeared on your PC and don’t know how to uninstall it. I think, you should not worry about it and leave it on your PC. If you uninstall WPS and you don’t have another program for handling Excel files (xls, xlsx), your files will stay where they are, but you may not be able to open them.

  3. I have uninstalled it via “Iobit unistaller” which eliminates all registry remnants. Nevertheless, clicking upon a Word file, I saw it opening into a new WPS installation that I never authorized. Later, I found that WPS has switched all typical office extension preferences to open with WPS instead of MS Office.
    Please, is there a method to get rid of this annoying program suite?
    Thank you

  4. hiiii,please help me,i whant to remove /unistall wps but to continues enter admin user name and password


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