when I updated the programmer my computer don't recognized my miniprog I solve this problems installing the drivers but if is not your problem, have you tried program another chip?
I had saw this message, "protect area..."
It's happen when cable wiring is not good
And take care PSoC's Vdd,
Try reset mode and power cycle mode
And try another USB Hub point where you can connect.
(USB voltage is a bit of different upon every Hub points)
It mostly is a problem with the hardware (physical connections from programmer to chip, or problem with the chip itself) than the software. If you're in doubt, can you please try programming with an older version (last good version that you've used) to confirm the issue? Thanks.