malware – Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website?

Absolutely, even legitimate web sites can be a source of infection due to the ads they display (for instance exploit kits or drive-by).

Also, as soon as you navigate from a vulnerable browser (especially affected with a zero-day exploit) or even worst with vulnerable plugins, some types of virus can load themselves without any kind of intervention (clicking accept to download or opening a file for example).

However, there are encouraging improvements to counter this problematic, Edge now uses an interesting security feature which consists of a partial sandbox used when browsing, so that any damage at the browser level is automatically remediated without compromising other software components.