I found my way to BleepingComputer the way that I imagine many other people have before me: experiencing a problem on one of my PCs and Googling it to find an active topic on it on the forums.
I panicked at first discovery, but now find myself strangely interested in the pathology of the problem... so much so that I'm considering learning more about malware and viruses as a new hobby. (Of course, I'm also hoping I'll be able to fix my computer too, at some point!)
Pleased to meet you all, and looking forward to learning and contributing in whatever way I can! Cheers!