Hi there 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.