I play on Steam. But do you think I'm branded already? Lol
The word I think you are trying to use here is "banned" - not branded. If you get banned in Steam, you will see the notification on your personal user page; it will be in bright red letters that cannot possibly be missed or overlooked.
It is very important that you use the EAC file supplied with this trainer. Also never use this or any other CH trainer in a multi-player or co-op environment. We must all bear in mind that CH cannot guarantee with 100% certainty that you will never get banned while playing a single player game with a trainer. What I can certainly say though, is that I have been using CH trainers since 2007, and I have (thankfully) never received a ban.
You are probably using the Windows explorer unzip method; it usually works fine. But for some reason (at least in my case), I had to use a free program called "PeaZip". Once the file was unzipped, I had to "drag and drop" it into the Outrider folder. After that, everything else worked perfectly.