I feel like such an idiot. I'm usually a pretty computer savvy guy.
I clicked a link from Google (WOT, which rates websites, said there weren't enough rating to make a conclusion, not all that uncommon.) which redirected me to a site that was rated as malicious. I only reached one of the screens that tells you to turn back, actually an overlay from WOT rather than one of googles'. Normal so far, right? What happens next makes me seriously question Chrome's security.
A file automatically downloads, starts, and disappears after beginning to run. I check the task manager for odd processes and notice nothing out of the ordinary. I check Norton to see if it silently deleted the file; it didn't. This is an old desktop, one that makes lots of noise when processing something. It was making the same amount of noise it does when under load for the next few minutes.
I ran through this in Sandboxie to check what changes the file made. In Sandboxie it triggered a much shorter burst of noise, and didn't delete itself. Scanning the file directly comes up clean. It's from a known distributor of malware, though.
A quick scan in Norton came up with nothing, and I'm running a full scan right now. I don't expect much. Norton File Insight said that the file is under a week old, so it's not used to dealing with it.
I can post the link to the site, and am only refraining to do so because posting a link like that might possibly be against this website's policy.
I plead for your assistance, gods and goddesses of computer problems.