Can't open atom on MacOS Catalina

I downloaded atom to my Mac (Catalina 10.15.3). When I try to open it,
I get this message: “Atom” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.

Any suggestions?

Use forum search, this question has been answered numerous times

Next time can you include the link to go along with your chastising comment, this is the second google result with no information.

I found this link a few minutes later : Atom on macOS Catalina 10.15

What worked for me was deleting my hidden .atom folder in my home directory and then just doing `open -a atom`` (It worked after the .atom file was deleted.)