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Wd anywhere backup wont allow macbook to shutdown

Just installed wd external drive. now i cannot  shutdown macbook. window asks to quit wd anywhere backup-but cannot quit.

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I couldn't stop it from backing up, so used "force quit" from the activity monitor. It was still running a background service (WDMemeoAgent?). I stopped that from an icon left in my tool bar. I don't think I use it since it estimated 30-40 for the first backup of my home folder and it wouldn't allow me to pause or quit.

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