I cleared my Linux-PC of any and all atom-references.
Re-installed the latest, stable atom from .deb
When I start atom, it (?) starts to create a bash-process, seemingly every second, quickly eating up all 12Gb of RAM. I need to restart my PC to get rid of it.
Upon inspection: /bin/bash -ilc command env
LinuxMint 18.1 Serena x86_64