Like others, I am not really sure if drive by downloads can actually happen. I was given a website with a bit.ly link today. I visited it and then immediately closed it.
These are what I have done so far:
- Create a virtual machine, and and visit that website in your VM
- Use the same browser and google for whether the browser has any known exploits
- Use wget like this wget -O name website
- Use phishtank which captures it as a JPG
- Use a LIVE CD which runs on RAM