Drakkmore wrote:Try uninstalling Morrowind from it's current location, and reinstalling it to something like C:\Morrowind\ (if steam will let you) and the try the MCP patching.
Some times Windows will allow something to run until the exe is changed, and then treat it as a threat.
Also check your Anti Virus program, and see if it didn't do something against the altered exe.
If steam will not allow to install Morrowind to a different location uninstall steam, and install it to C:\steam\ (or some such similar location).
I realize this may cause you to have to reinstall every single game you have and start all your games over, but it might help.
About 2 years ago Valve changed their policy on Steam regarding game installation in the default folder e.g <HDD>\Steam\steamapps\common\<game title>\ usually it would be in C:\Program Files(x86) in both Vista and Windows7.
Yes. You can install a game anywhere on Steam unless the game itself aren't controlled by DRM by the company behind the game, so if a company have decided that a game must be installed in the Steam folder then it must be I think.
I think you need to allow both Steam and the actual game in an AV.
I would advice people to install Steam outside of the C:\Program Files(x86) folder and install any game where you want them to be installed. I've since I started to use Steam (when I bought Empire TW) always install Steam outside of the Program Files system protected folder(s) and I haven't got any issue so far.