It doesnt need to autorun by default. I use it on occasion but I disable it from auto running and dont use the in game overlay. If it would sync friends list from more chat messengers than just steam and facebook. I dont know of anyone that uses raptr for exclusively for messaging, but if it synced a bunch of different chat messenger programs I'd use it for that. Still have a couplr friends who use xfire and EA Origin for example. If it synced windows live too that would be nice. Really missing an all around chat messenger that works with many clients at once.